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.
Donna Fernandez is Pomo from Elem Indian Colony from Clearlake Oaks, CA. She is a National Board Certified Teacher of Mathematics for Adolescents and Young Adults. Donna has earned a Master of Education degree in Advanced Teaching from the University of the People. She has a BA in Mathematics and a BA in Native American Studies from the University of California, Davis. She has 15 years of experience as a secondary math teacher. Donna is a Sequoiah Fellow with the American Indian Science and Engineering Society. Educating Native American youth to provide them with opportunities is her passion.
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.