Bryan Podell, a Chicago suburbs native, is in his second year of teaching Grade 9 English Language Arts at Intrinsic. Before joining the Intrinsic Team, Bryan taught technology to K-4 students and provided technical support at Greeley Elementary in Winnetka, IL. He attended Illinois State University from 2009 to 2013 and graduated with a degree in English Education. Bryan believes that developing as a strong writer is crucial in finding one’s voice as an active member of a community. He also feels that his dog is the best individual in his life. Also, his biggest fear is spiders.