Melissa GioinoMath

    Undergraduate Education
    UC Berkeley, Mathematics
    Graduate Education
    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)?