I am a Professor in the Department of Mathematics at New York City College of Technology of The City University of New York (CUNY). I received my bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Universidade Federal do Paraná and a master’s degree in Mathematics from Universidade Federal Fluminense, both in Brazil. I hold a Ph.D. in Mathematics from Carleton University, and spent two years at the University of Ottawa as a National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) postdoctoral fellow, both in Canada. My research interests lie in the area of Number Theory, with a special emphasis on Finite Fields. I have several published papers in peer-reviewed journals.
I enjoy mentoring students at all levels. I have extensive teaching experience and am dedicated to improving student performance. I have been actively working on developing and disseminating Open Educational Resources (OER). During the past year I have been working with Holly Carley on customizing an OpenStax textbook on the LibreTexts platform to address our curriculum needs.
I am currently the Math Education Clinical Experiences Director, a Co-PI to the Connect the Dots MSEIP (Minority Science and Engineering Improvement Program) grant, a CUNY CITE (Computer-Integrated Teacher Education) Program Fellow and Co-PI, and a facilitator to the CUNY New Lecturer Initiative Program. From 2017 to 2021, I was an OER Co-Director of the Opening Gateways project, funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions program (Title V). I have also served as the Director of the Peer-Led Team Learning (PLTL) Program in Mathematics at City Tech.
I am an advocate for social justice and firmly believe on the axioms that Federico Adila-Mantilla wrote in this article.
Axiom 1. Mathematical talent is distributed equally among different groups, irrespective of geographic, demographic, and economic boundaries.
Axiom 2. Everyone can have joyful, meaningful, and empowering mathematical experiences.
Axiom 3. Mathematics is a powerful, malleable tool that can be shaped and used differently by various communities to serve their needs.
Axiom 4. Every student deserves to be treated with dignity and respect.