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Bio: Eugenia received her primary and secondary education, as well as some undergraduate education in Greece. She continued her undergraduate studies at the University of Hawaii at Manoa where she received a Bachelors' of Science degree in Mathematics. In 2003, Eugenia received her Master's degree in Education with a focus on Mathematics Education from the University of Georgia. During her graduate work in Georgia, Eugenia was awarded a research assistantship in an NSF funded research project entitled "Coordinating Students' and Teachers' Algebraic Reasoning (CoSTAR)." Eugenia has taught mathematics both at the middle school and high school level in Madison, GA, and in Chicago, IL. In addition she has taught a Masters' level mathematics methods course for prospective elementary and middle school teachers at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC).

Eugenia is currently a doctoral candidate in Curriculum Studies specializing in mathematics education at UIC. Her dissertation topic is concerned with investigating how prospective teachers who are Latinas/os and bilingual use their own language and cultural knowledge to mediate the mathematics engagement of Latina/o children. Her research interests include, but are not limited to, mathematics teacher preparation for linguistically diverse students and prospective mathematics teachers' learning in out-of-school settings. She is also working with the CEMELA after-school program in developing curricula and coordinating, as well as coaching, the program's undergraduate facilitators. She is also collaborating with two fellows from UA in writing a chapter for a book sponsored by L.O.S.T. (Learning out of School time). The tentative title of the chapter is: "Out-of-school field experiences for undergraduates: Insights from two after-school mathematics projects that capitalize on students' linguistic and cultural resources." In addition, she is collaborating with another fellow from UA in putting together a short course module that was taught at the CEMELA School 2007. In the past, she has collaborated with UA in putting together a research symposium for American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Conference in Chicago, IL, entitled "The After-school: Shifting paradigms for Latinos/as learning mathematics" (April, 2007). Paper presented as part of a symposium entitled at the American Educational Research Association (AERA). Finally, she was part of the collaborative planning with UA regarding last Spring's digital stories.



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