Cal State East Bay is build on the ethno-historic tribal territory of the intermarried Jalquin/Yrigin Chochenyo-Ohlone-speaking tribal group, who were the direct ancestors of some of the lineages enrolled in the Muwekma Ohlone Tride of the San Francisco Bay Area.
I am a Chicana mathematician, born in Guadalajara, Mexico and raised in the United States. Currently, I am an Assistant Professor at the California State University, East Bay.
I was born in Guadalajara, Mexico to a proud traditional Mexican family. My family and I lived for some years in Fort Worth, Texas and Las Vegas, Nevada before settling down in the golden state--California. For the most part I grew up in the California Central Valley.
After graduating from high school, I spent two years at Modesto Junior College and then transferred to California State University, Stanislaus. There I earned a B.S. in Mathematics with a minor in Computer Science. As an undergraduate I participated in the 2011 MSRI-UP summer research program. During that summer in the Berkeley hills surrounded by a diverse group of peers and mentors, I decided I wanted to earn a Ph.D. in Mathematics.
In 2012, I began the PhD program at UC, Riverside. I earned a Masters degree in 2014 and a PhD in 2018. I am now an Assistant Professor at Cal State East Bay in Hayward, California. I'm excited to be a part of the CSU system and to usher in a new generation of diverse mathematicians.
Things that I will talk to you about for hours while sipping coffee: Fractals! Functional Analysis and how to teach it. Diversity, equity and inclusion in education. Math and Social Justice. Cats and why they hate indoor plants so much. Why the CSU system is so beautifully special. Grants, grants, grants. Where to get good pupusas in the East Bay.
I am the director of the RUMBA program at Cal State East Bay. The Research for Undergraduates on the Mathematics of the Bay Area program, gives students at Cal State East Bay the opportunity to engage in research projects which focus on studying the political, social and cultural structures in the Bay Area using mathematics. Check out the RUMBA website linked above.
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