Noyce Scholar Profile
Undergraduate major or graduate field of study: Mathematics
Subject area(s) and grade level teaching focus: Mathematics, grades 7-12
Category of scholarship/fellowship:
Noyce Teaching Fellow
Name of Noyce institution:
New York University Noyce Scholarship Program
Current academic or teaching status:
School and school district:
New Design High School
I am a native New Yorker. From an early age, I have always had a strong interest in mathematics. I enjoy learning new areas of mathematics and solving all types of math problems. Helping other students with their math work comes naturally to me, which has led to my decision to pursue a career in math education. In addition, tennis has been another lasting interest of mine. I played both high school and college tennis and have taught tennis during several summers. In May 2010, I graduated from New York University cum laude with a BA in mathematics.
Why do you want to teach:
I believe that a career in mathematics education will be rewarding and challenging and will give me a chance to make a difference. The field of math education needs people who are knowledgeable in math and who are interested in teaching all students. I want my students to enjoy learning math and to understand the importance that math competency plays in their lives.
Describe a memorable teaching experience:
I do not have a specific teaching experience that stands out in my mind. However, I have always enjoyed tutoring and helping others in understanding and learning math. These rewarding and fulfilling experiences have inspired me to follow a teaching career in mathematics.
What does the Noyce program mean to you:
This scholarship program has given me the opportunity to obtain my Master’s degree in Math Education without having to take out loans. This opportunity is important to me in that I will finish my Master’s degree in a year and will be able to begin teaching immediately following graduation.