Samar ElHitti is an Associate Professor of mathematics at the New York City College of Technology, CUNY. She received a Maîtrise ès Sciences in Statistics and Probability from the Lebanese University in Lebanon, and both her master’s and doctoral degrees in mathematics from the University of Missouri. She grew up in Beirut, Lebanon and has lived in Canada and the United States since 2002. She is passionate about integrating global sustainable development efforts into education and enjoys working with students beyond curriculum content. In 2012, she co-founded the non-profit organization Race2Rebuild to help in long term recovery and rebuilding of communities affected by natural disasters. Her dream is to help build a compassionate community where the intrinsic usefulness of every individual is valued and nourished. She is an avid runner, triathletes, backpacker and reader.