Janis began her career as a computer programmer at AT&T before becoming a full-time mom of six, including quadruplets. She came to The New School in 2001, and it has been a perfect fit for her because it allows her to combine her two passions — computers and math. Janis loves the small classes and the opportunity to really get to know her students. She has also been a guardian for five international students, which has led her to expand as an ESL teacher and the International Student Liaison for the school. She has enjoyed her school trips to Thailand, Kenya, and China, experiencing different cultures through the eyes of the students.