Myra Deister earned a bachelor's degree from Cal State Long Beach with a major in mathematics and a minor in business education. Additionally, she has earned masters degrees in Software Engineering from National University and education and mathematics from Cal State Fullerton. She has taught junior high, high school and community college mathematics and computer science in both the Garden Grove, Fullerton Joint Union High School Districts and North Orange County Community College District. Her course load includes AP Computer Science A, Computer Science AB, Fundamentals of Programming, AP Computer Science Principles and Pre-Calculus. She is actively involved with Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) and serves as the secretary of the Los Angeles/Orange County chapter and is a member of the CTA Instructional Leadership Corp (ILC). She advises the student ACM club at Sunny Hills High School.