2022 TODOS Board Election

  • The final slate of candidates for the 2022 TODOS Board Election is below.
  • The election voting is online only and will be held from February 1 - 28, 2022.
  • The election results will be announced by March 15, 2022.

Candidates for Director

I started my teaching career working with and learning from a rich, vibrant, and loving Latinx and Black community in Brooklyn, New York, which helped me realize the violent and aggressive ways that race, ethnicity, and language were used to sort and divide children in mathematics. Today, I am an associate professor of Mathematics Education at The Ohio State University, where I get to engage in research, teaching, and activism centered on the beauty of non-white communities telling stories of mathematical power and knowledge. These experiences and perspectives are things I hope to bring to TODOS if elected, ways to continue the amazing advocacy and outreach to build a community of mathematics learners and educators who see through the deception of centering Eurocentric knowledge in mathematics. From my early research using photovoice to explore hidden stories of Latinx and Asian American mathematics teachers to my current NSF-funded research exploring community and family mathematics knowledge through digital mathematics storytelling, I have always centered my work on anti-racist stories about mathematics through technology and visual media.

In terms of prior leadership and advocacy, I have served as a facilitator of the MathEdCollective, an editor for the Postscripts section of Teaching Children Mathematics (TCM), an editorial panel member of Journal of Research in Mathematics Education (JRME) and Mathematics Teacher Educator (MTE), a steering committee member of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME-NA), and an organizer for the Free Minds, Free People (FMFP) conference. And in terms of media, I co-produced Radical Cram School, an award-winning children’s web series children’s connecting ethnic studies, puppets, and kid-friendly songs centering around Asian American and Pacific Islander identity. I hope to bring my experience with leadership in the mathematics teacher education research community and my background as a media producer to TODOS if elected.

I taught high school mathematics in a rural Colorado high school. There I primarily taught mathematics classes to recent immigrant students from Mexico and Central America. These students were in both my “sheltered” and “regular” mathematics classes. We developed close relationships and while I taught them mathematics they also taught me a great deal about life, love, generosity, injustice, and the immigration system. I then earned a PhD at the University of Utah where I studied the inequities of our education system and how Whiteness is embedded in preservice mathematics teacher preparation.

Since then I have focused on preparing preservice teachers to effectively work with all students, especially students of color, and to take an active stance for social justice and anti-racism in education.

I have served for a year and a half as secretary for the TODOS: Mathematics for ALL board. I serve as the higher ed representative for the Utah Council of Teachers of Mathematics.