Noyce Scholar Profile
Undergraduate major or graduate field of study: Mathematics with Secondary Education Endorsement
Subject area(s) and grade level teaching focus: Mathematics, grades 9-12
Category of scholarship/fellowship:
Name of Noyce institution:
Washington State University
Current academic or teaching status:
Fifth and final year
School and school district:
I’m a Hispanic Female from Kennewick, WA. In addition to my major in mathematics education, I am getting a minor in Engineering. I also am a Future Teachers and Leaders of Color Ambassador. I mentor students who are of color or who advocate diversity in the school system as a whole. I serve as a Multicultural Student Services Student Ambassador for the Chicano Latino Center at Washington State University. I am also in Kappa Delta Phi International Honor Society which is for education professionals. I participate in a lot of things on campus. If you are interested to know more, just contact me!
Why do you want to teach:
I want to teach for the students. My aim is to help them see how fun math can be and guide them in the right direction after high school.
Describe a memorable teaching experience:
I taught this past summer, and it surprised me how my students didn’t think I was hip and cool like them. I would say little things like “That’s tight” and they would just laugh. It was so much fun to have them contact me even after the class was over!
What does the Noyce program mean to you:
It has meant that I can be a better teacher for my students.