I’m queer and I’m a PhD student in statistics education. //
Throughout my early education I was considered to be advanced in mathematics, but once I reached middle school I remember my brain shifting. Abruptly, I began to assume that the boys in my classroom were higher achievers than I. Today, I still find myself making the same assumptions, and listen to my students make similar comparisons of themselves with others. It has become my passion to increase the equity of the statistics classrooms in which I teach. By promoting cooperation, respect, open mindedness, questioning, and introspection, what achievement can look like changes. This classroom creates the space for minorities students, students with disabilities, low income students, by emphasizing the importance of everyone having a voice in statistics.