Federico Ardila

Federico Ardila

Advisory Board San Francisco State University and University of Los Andes in ColombiaFederico is Professor of Mathematics at San Francisco State University and the Universidad de Los Andes in Colombia. He is a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society, a member of the Colombian Academy of Science, and a winner of the Mathematical Association of […]

Brianna Donaldson

Brianna Donaldson

Advisory Board American Institute of Mathematics (AIM)Brianna Donaldson (PhD, Indiana University) has served as Director of Special Projects since 2008 at the American Institute of Mathematics (AIM), one of six NSF-funded math research institutes in the U.S. Donaldson oversees national-level education, workforce development, and public outreach projects that contribute to the broader impacts of AIM’s […]

John Herrington

John Herrington

Advisory Board Association of Naval Aviation and American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES)John Bennett Herrington is a retired United States Naval Aviator, Naval Test Pilot, and NASA astronaut. Born in Wetumka, Oklahoma, into the Chickasaw Nation, John built his career on service.Having always wanted to be a pilot, Herrington joined the Navy and received […]

Dr. Kathy DeerInWater

Dr. Kathy DeerInWater

Advisory Board American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES)Dr. Kathy DeerInWater is a citizen of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma. She joined AISES in October 2014 and completed her Doctoral degree in Ecology at the University of California, Davis in September 2015. As a long-time member of the AISES family, Dr. DeerInWater brings first-hand experience […]

Robert Eugene Megginson

Robert Eugene Megginson

Advisory Board University of MichiganRobert Eugene Megginson (Lakota) is the Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Mathematics at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He is one of a handful of Native Americans who hold a PhD in mathematics, and he has taken great interest in underrepresented minorities in mathematics. In particular, in the […]

William Yslas Vélez

William Yslas Velez

Advisory Board University of ArizonaWilliam Yslas Vélez is a University of Arizona Distinguished Professor Emeritus, and an Elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. From 1994–96, Vélez served as the president of Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS). He also worked with the US Navy […]

Dr. Belin Tsinnajinnie

Dr. Belin Tsinnajinnie

Advisory Board Santa Fe Community CollegeBelin Tsinnajinnie (he/him) is Diné and Filipinx from Na’ Neelzhiin, New Mexico. Belin received his PhD in Mathematics at the University of Arizona with a doctoral thesis focused on notions of mathematical identity in the context of Indigenous and Latinx students. He is a Full-time Faculty in the Mathematics Department […]

Jerry C. Elliott-High Eagle

Jerry C. Elliott-High Eagle

Advisory Board AISESJerry C. Elliott-High Eagle is a physicist, and was one of the first indigenous persons employed by NASA, where he had a rewarding and successful career for 41 years. He is most known for his contributions as the lead Retrofire Officer during the Apollo 13 mission, where his actions saved the lives of […]

Dr. Chadd McGlone

Chadd McGlone

Advisory Board Teachers2Teachers GlobalDr. Chadd McGlone is T2TGlobal’s cofounder and former executive director. Prior to launching T2TGlobal in 2014, he spent fifteen years in the classroom teaching mathematics and science to middle school students. He earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology from the Ohio State University and a doctorate from the University of North Carolina […]

Henry Fowler

Dr. Henry Fowler collaborates with a participant.

Navajo Technical University
Henry co-founded the Navajo Nation Math Circles project and brings a passion for education and mathematics to the AIMC. His extensive history of advocating on behalf of Navajo STEM education and opportunities for indigenous students and teachers is visionary. Henry is of the Diné and currently resides in Wheatfields, AZ, Diné Bikeyah.
email: henry_hf@hotmail.com

Craig Young

Craig Young

Yá’át’ééh shik’éí dóó shidine’é. Shí éí Craig M. Young yinishyé. Honágháahnii nishłį́​, Kin łichii’nii bashishchiin, T ł ‘ááshchí’í dashicheii dóó Nát’oh dine’é Táchii’nii dashinalí. I am the Math Circle Academy Coordinator and Instructor at Tuba City Boarding School. Currently, I teach Mathematics and Sciences at the Thunderbird Academy at Tuba City Boarding School.
I have served in the United States Marine Corps and have participated in educating adult learners at the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colorado and high school students with an Upward Bound Program as well as a number of other community outreach projects that empower our youth and mold young minds. I have devoted my life to helping underserved students and making their education positively meaningful and enjoyable. Craig serves the Central/North Central Arizona region.
email: craig.young@bie.edu

James Taylor

james taylor

Mr. James Taylor is the Director of the New Mexico Math Circles Collaborative and a retired teacher of mathematics from the Santa Fe Preparatory School (Santa Fe, NM). James has worked with math circles and math festivals for nearly a decade. James serves the New Mexico region broadly.
email: jtaylor@sfprep.org

LaVerne Lomakema

LaVerne Lomakema

Ms. Donna Fernandez is an accomplished teacher of mathematics at Navajo Preparatory Academy and a MESA Coordinator. She is of the Pomo and resides in Farmington, New Mexico and sometimes in California. Donna coordinates the Four Corners Math Teachers’ Circle workshops. Donna serves the Four Corners region (AZ, CO, NM, UT).
email: dfernandez@navajoprep.com

Donna Fernandez

Donna Fernandez

Ms. Donna Fernandez is an accomplished teacher of mathematics at Navajo Preparatory Academy and a MESA Coordinator. She is of the Pomo and resides in Farmington, New Mexico and sometimes in California. Donna coordinates the Four Corners Math Teachers’ Circle workshops. Donna serves the Four Corners region (AZ, CO, NM, UT).
email: dfernandez@navajoprep.com

Beth Cammarata

Beth Cammarata

Ya’ateeh (Hello) Dawnlei is Naa’neeshte’zhi Ta’chiinii (Red Running Through the Water-Zuni Division) clan. Born for Naakai Diné (Wondering People) clan. Her maternal grandfathers are Tódi’chii’nii (Bitter Water) clan and her paternal grandfathers are Tótso’nii (Big Water) clan. She is from Tse’zhin Na’stlah Tse’yidi (Canyon DeChelly) in Chinle Arizona. This is how she is known and relates to her Diné (Navajo) People and to all creations of Mother Earth and Father Sky.

Dawnlei is an Instructor of Indigenous Science at Dzil Dit’loií School of Empowerment, Action, and Perseverance (DEAP) in Navajo, NM. Dawnlei helped coordinate and implement Diné philosophy in local math circles, festivals, teacher professional development, and math camps for Math Circles on the Navajo Reservation before leaving for school to continue her education in 2016. Dawnlei returned in 2018 with her masters in Educational Technology and wants to continue her work on implementing Native American Philosophy in AIMC.
email: hayolkal@gmail.com

Dawnlei Hunter Ben

Dawnlei Hunter Ben

Ya’ateeh (Hello) Dawnlei is Naa’neeshte’zhi Ta’chiinii (Red Running Through the Water-Zuni Division) clan. Born for Naakai Diné (Wondering People) clan. Her maternal grandfathers are Tódi’chii’nii (Bitter Water) clan and her paternal grandfathers are Tótso’nii (Big Water) clan. She is from Tse’zhin Na’stlah Tse’yidi (Canyon DeChelly) in Chinle Arizona. This is how she is known and relates to her Diné (Navajo) People and to all creations of Mother Earth and Father Sky.

Dawnlei is an Instructor of Indigenous Science at Dzil Dit’loií School of Empowerment, Action, and Perseverance (DEAP) in Navajo, NM. Dawnlei helped coordinate and implement Diné philosophy in local math circles, festivals, teacher professional development, and math camps for Math Circles on the Navajo Reservation before leaving for school to continue her education in 2016. Dawnlei returned in 2018 with her masters in Educational Technology and wants to continue her work on implementing Native American Philosophy in AIMC.
email: hayolkal@gmail.com

Bob Klein

Bob Klein, Executive Director of AIMC

Bob has been working with math circles since 2012. A past director of the Navajo Nation Math Circles project, Bob has worked with students, teachers, parents, community members, and educational leadership on engaging mathematics, rural education, and community collaboration. Bob is proud to be an adopted member of the Navajo Tribal clan, Todích’íí’nii (Bitter Water). He has worked with indigenous peoples from around the world in the U.S., México, Guatemala, Panamá, and Nepal. He resides in Athens, Ohio, USA. Bob is also a 2019-20 Fellow of the American Council on Education.
email: aimathcircles@gmail.com

Amanda Serenevy

Dr. Amanda Serenevy

Amanda learned about math circles in one of the earliest math circles in the United States (Boston’s The Math Circle with Ellen and Robert Kaplan). She is a past director of the Navajo Nation Math Circles project and currently is the Executive Director of the Riverbend Community Mathematics Center in South Bend, Indiana. email: amanda@riverbendmath.org

David Austin

David Austin

Director David has been working with the Alliance since 2017. A member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, he helped found a chapter of the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) at the University of British Columbia and traveled widely in the province leading math workshops for indigenous students. He now lives in Allendale, […]

Tatiana Shubin

Dr. Tatiana Shubin

Tatiana is one of the founders of the Navajo Nation Math Circles project and brings a long history of working with math circles, including one of the original math circles in the United States. She is a Sequoyah Fellow in the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) and is an adopted member of the Navajo Tribal clan, Todích’íí’nii (Bitter Water). She resides in San Jose, California, USA.

email: tatiana.shubin@sjsu.edu

Dr. Henry Fowler in Scientific American

Check out this Scientific American article about a new podcast, called “My Favorite Theorem”, with Henry Fowler talking about his favorite theorem and its connection to his Navajo identity: https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/roots-of-unity/henry-fowlers-favorite-theorem/

Fowler and Klein Collaborate with the Kennedy Museum of Art

The AIMC’s Henry Fowler and Bob Klein, together with Sally and Perfelia Fowler, began work with the staff at the Kennedy Museum of Art, to co-curate a Spring 2020 exhibit that highlights connections between the Kennedy’s extensive 700+ collection of Diné weavings and the tapestries of mathematics. Details to follows, though pictures can be found on […]