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Kristina Buenafe

Kristina is a math teacher at Josiah Quincy Upper School (JQUS) in Boston, Massachusetts. She received her B.S. and M.S. in systems engineering from the University of Virginia. After working as a consultant for almost four years in Washington, D.C., she realized that she was happier doing education-related volunteer work (teaching ESL to adult immigrants, leading a Girl Scout troop, and tutoring), so she decided to become a high school math teacher. She received her Ed.M. from Harvard Graduate School in 2008 and began teaching at JQUS shortly after. In her spare time, she coaches the JQUS Running Club and coordinates after-school programs. She is interested in incorporating educational technology, project-based learning, debate, and engineering into the math classroom.

Ethan Danahy

Ethan is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department Computer Science at Tufts University outside of Boston MA, having received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in Computer Science in 2000 and 2002, respectively, and a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering in 2007, all from Tufts.  Additionally, he acts as the Engineering Research Program Director at the Center for Engineering Education and Outreach (CEEO), where he manages educational technology development projects while researching innovative and interactive techniques for assisting teachers with performing engineering education and communicating robotics concepts to students spanning the K-12 through university age range.

Archana Dubey

My name is Archana Dubey. I am married and mother to 2 very handsome boys ages 12 and 6. I was a homemaker for a long time before deciding to do something besides being a mom. I worked as a preschool teacher before I decided to pursue my dreams of doing something of my own to help children learn and achieve their full potential. I now run a Kumon Math and Reading Center in Waltham. Math has always been my strong and favorite subject and I strongly believe in instilling a positive attitude towards math by making math fun and interesting.

Ashley Kruise

During the day I work full time as an Engineer at Atrium Medical but during the evening I love to teach. I developed a passion for working with students when I was in college and continued to work as a tutor upon graduation. I have been tutoring middle school and high school aged students in the Metrowest Boston area for the past 3 years. I assist students with a wide variety of math and science subjects as well as test prep and organization. I am passionate about continuous education and learning.

Emmanuel Schanzer

Emmanuel is a former computer scientist and math teacher, and is now a doctoral student at Harvard specializing in Algebra Education. He is the founder of Bootstrap, a national program that teaches hundreds of inner-city middle schoolers each year to program their own videogames using an algebraic programming language. Since 2006, Bootstrap has successfully engaged an army of teachers, a half-dozen colleges and universities, and won support from organizations like the Computer Science Teachers Association, Google, Microsoft, Facebook and the National Science Foundation. Emmanuel lived and taught in Dorchester for eight years, and still misses fighting for parking spaces in a snowstorm. He cooks, codes, travels and mixes a mean old fashioned.

Lindsay Wurst

Lindsay is an Associate Editor for K-5 Math at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in Boston. She is currently working on several programs including Every Day Counts Calendar Math and Math in Focus Singapore Math.

Born and raised in Ohio, Lindsay earned a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Studies from Bowling Green State University in 2006. Lindsay went on to teach third grade for four years in Findlay, Ohio before moving to Rhode Island where she worked as the Education and Curriculum Coordinator for a private preschool.


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