Center for the Mathematics Education of Latinos/as
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Bio: Mary has a Masters' Degree from the College of Santa Fe in the Education of At-Risk Youth. She has an educational background in both physical science and computer science and taught mathematics at the elementary level. She is currently a doctoral student in the TESL program at the University of New Mexico. Mary is almost finished with her coursework.

Her professional interests include working with parents, families, and communities and incorporating mathematics education into adult ESL programs. She is involved in a CEMELA research study based on teaching and learning mathematics in a kindergarten setting, as well as in professional development for elementary teachers in CGI, parental outreach with mathematics training, and a longitudinal study involving 5th grade students and their families. Mary is preparing to present her dissertation proposal for Bilingual/ESL program in Language, Literacy, and Sociocultural Studies in early 2008.