In addition to teaching math, I also develop and lead trainings for staff and students about inclusion, success strategies, motivation, and effective communication, to name a few. I care deeply about humanity and educational access for all. I believe that every student deserves attention, comprehensive feedback, and the expectation to strive for excellence.
With inspiration from teachers at school, I am proud to say that I am the first generation of my family to go to college, which opened up the world for me. I earned a Bachelor's in Chemical Engineering, and landed a high-level job at PPG Industries in Wisconsin. Later, I got my Master's in Mathematics Education and have been teaching over 20 years at University of Colorado, with the bulk of my work serving low-income, first-generation and underrepresented students. In addition to tutoring, I have been a substitute teacher in the Boulder Valley School District for grades pre-K through 12, an instructor in CU's Upward Bound Program for Native American High School students, and an instructor in Front Range Community College's Upward Bound Program for underrepresented High School students.