Our People

Directors

Directors lead the organization through: grant seeking and administration, dissemination of effort at conferences and in professional journals and societies, outreach to new communities, organizing events and recruiting facilitators, nominating and coordinating Advisory Board members and Regional Coordinators, and representing the AIMC’s work where appropriate.
Tatiana Shubin

Director

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. Tatiana Shubin
Photo courtesy of George Csicsery
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, Michigan where he is a mathematics professor at Grand Valley State University.

 

David Austin
Photo courtesy of David Austin
Amanda Serenevy

Director

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
Dr. Amanda Serenevy
Photo courtesy of George Csicsery
Bob Klein

Director

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
Bob Klein, Executive Director of AIMC
Photo courtesy of Ohio University, Ben Siegel
Dr. Tatiana Shubin

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

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, Michigan where he is a mathematics professor at Grand Valley State University.  

Dr. Amanda Serenevy

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

Bob Klein, Executive Director of AIMC

Bob Klein

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