You Do You – Math Style
Girls Can Do Math
September 24, 2020
8:00 pm EDT
Today’s society promotes the stereotype that women are not good at math, or if they are, they can’t be good at other things. This month’s moderator SMASHES that myth. She will be talking with three women about their math experiences, and how they are living their best lives.
The format for You Do You webinars is the presenters will individually talk a little bit about their experiences, talk about issues as a group, and answer questions from guests.
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Vanessa Vakharia is the founder and director of The Math Guru, a super cool boutique math & science tutoring studio in Toronto. She is also the author of Math Hacks, a new book that totally makes math fun, stress-free and relatable for young kids and parents, and the host of Math Therapy, a podcast that works through guests’ math trauma. She appears regularly on national television and news outlets as an expert in math education, and speaks globally at conferences about re-inventing media representations of women in STEM.
Michole Washington is an expert on equitable and interactive design for K-16 STEM enrichment programs. As a mathematics education doctoral student at the University of Michigan, she uses her research to critically examine how undergraduate math courses can better support students especially Black students. This research drives her to create STEM experiences, like the STEMulation Escape Room, LLC, and offer mentorship for underestimated scholars and educators to contribute to her ultimate goal of redefining what math education and success looks like.
Liz Idowu was so traumatized by their high school math experience that she blocked out a year of their life. She currently works at the Math Guru, proving that math can be overcome.
Abby Hayman is a junior at Kennesaw State University. She is a Public Relations major and has an interest in working in the film, media & entertainment industry as a PR. In her spare time, Abby enjoys playing with her two chocolate labs (Moose & Coco), spending time with friends and family, going to church at NorthStar / WAVE college ministry in Kennesaw, as well as reading, acting, movie-watching, writing and screenwriting. She is currently thriving at KSU after being told that she wouldn’t be able to go to college. Abby is a proud advocate for empowering young women, volunteer, philanthropic and an advocate for those with learning disabilities.