I am currently a PhD student in Mathematics Education at Arizona State University where I study mathematics, student learning and teaching strategies. I came to ASU because my goal is to become the best math teacher I can be, and what better way to achieve that than studying how students learn math?
During my childhood in Central California I was passionate about school, sports and our local lake. My family loved to gather at the lake; it was a true community. When we weren’t at the lake, we were helping one other with school or playing sports together. It was then that I fell in love with helping others understand mathematics.
I have always taken my schooling and sports seriously. Throughout high school, I took seven Advanced Placement courses and was a scholar athlete with a 4.32 GPA. I started playing softball and soccer and running cross-country when I was in elementary school. I continued to play sports through high school and eventually got an athletic and academic scholarship to play softball in college. I went to Southern California to study mathematics and play Division 2 Softball at California State University, Dominguez Hills. It was there that I earned experience researching mathematics and tutoring, which lead me to my current program at ASU. As a Focus Tutor, I offer mathematical support for middle school and high school students, in algebra, geometry and pre-calculus.