UC Berkeley, Mathematics
UCLA, Masters in Education
Awards and Recognitions
A quote that inspires me
“The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.” – Elbert Hubbard
Reading, Baking, Eating good food, Yoga, Math-ing!
Who was your favorite teacher and why?
I had a professor at UC Berkeley named Ole Hald who so clearly loved math and loved his students that it really brought out the best in everyone. His classes were engaging: in upper level math classes he was the only professor who made students work together during class rather than just sit and take notes. His energy was contagious. I had him for two different classes and they were easily the classes I enjoyed most and learned the most in. He inspires me to continue to look for the beauty in mathematics and help my students see the beauty as well.
I think all of my students should read…
Fire Bringer by David Clement-Davies and Savage Inequalities by Jonathan Kozol
What advice or words of wisdom would you offer to students?
Don’t focus solely on the end product; keep in mind that in most things, the majority of your time is spent on the journey, so strive to make it one worth taking.
Who is/are your hero(es)?