After years of teaching underserved middle school math students in Brooklyn and the Bronx, I currently teach mathematical problem solving to 5th-11th grade students at the New York Math Circle. As a Khan Academy and Quizlet Ambassador, I provide guidance to students and teachers from all over the world. I also mentor students in the Art of Problem Solving community. For the Science and Technology Entry Program at Barnard College, which supports underrepresented minorities and low-income students in STEM, I taught all levels of math from algebra to calculus, engineering (CS/mechE/EE), and college-preparatory writing.
I teach systems of thinking and habits of mind through interactive problem solving and project-based learning activities. I also teach how to be brave in the face of uncertainty or adversity.
I received Brown University's Wadler Award during CSEdWeek 2016 for outstanding CS instruction and urban outreach. I am presenting talks in May 2018 at the Bronx MoMathlon for the National Museum of Mathematics, and in November 2018 at the 17th annual Celebrating Mathematics Teaching conference for Queen's College.
I have an S.B. in Mathematics and S.B. in Biology from MIT, where I served as Director of the Harvard-MIT Mathematics Tournament. I was an ARML state captain and national high scorer. I am an alum of PROMYS and the MATHCOUNTS National Competition.
Recreationally I enjoy singing, dancing, and designing things like smartwatch faces for Facer Android. Becoming a certified yoga instructor strengthened my sense of instructional pacing and differentiation. I love creating materials that spark a love of thinking and growing in students, teachers, and users!