Lana Kirtser was born in Kiev, Ukraine and immigrated to the U.S. in 1979. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago. For the past twenty five years, she has worked as an information systems consultant and project manager in Southern California. Her interest in astrology began during her first Saturn return while attending lectures and classes at the Philosophical Research Society in Los Angeles. Between 1995 - 2001 she studied astrology with various teachers associated with the Aquarius Workshops. Her first mentors were Gloria Stein and Marion March.
Kepler Instructors are chosen for their expertise in academic and astrological knowledge and for their ability to effectively teach what they know to others in an online environment.
They must be able to produce quality instructional materials that enhance learning by using multiple strategies and approaches. They need to understand how to work with students remotely, and to develop the trust and respect of their students and colleagues.
They also need to stay up-to-date on new developments and examine the interplay of the new and old. And they must be willing acknowledge their own biases so they can present their students with multiple perspectives.