I love mathematics, and I love teaching mathematics. I believe any curious individual can be hooked by a good puzzle so I aim to provide these for my students. Mathematics takes time to digest; putting in this time is very rewarding. Even the famous "sufferer of no fools" Gauss is willing to leave the door of genius ajar for all of us:
"If others would but reflect on mathematical truths as deeply and as continuously as I have, they would make my discoveries."
- Carl Friedrich Gauss
Furthermore, I believe in the Four Axioms set forth by Federico Ardila-Mantilla in his November 2016 article in The Notices of the AMS.
- Mathematical talent is distributed equally among different groups, irrespective of geographic, demographic, and economic boundaries.
- Everyone can have joyful, meaningful, and empowering mathematical experiences.
- Mathematics is a powerful, malleable tool that can be shaped and used differently by various communities to serve their needs.
- Every student deserves to be treated with dignity and respect.
If you are in one of my classes you should expect to be respected, challenged, and pushed to think critically and creatively. Moreover, you should expect me to do my best to impart my enthusiasm for mathematics to you, by osmosis or otherwise.
I am a proud Project NExT Fellow; a journey which began in 2015–2016 as a member of the Red '15 cohort.