Name: Skye Zambrano
Hometown: Daytona Beach, Fla.
Field of Study: Mathematics Education and Mathematics
Skye Zambrano wants to help students who struggle with math starting with their attitudes towards the subject in class. In her encounters in tutoring and during student teaching, she noticed students saying they weren’t meant to be math people as if there is a math gene some people are born with and some without. “I chose education because I realized the enormous impact teachers can have on students. Most people I speak with know a teacher who played a pivotal role in their lives. I want the chance to be that kind of role model to students who feel left behind in mathematics.”
See how she’s demonstrating her impact in the video below.