Andrea González Negrete

Email: andrea [dot] negrete [at] berkeley [dot] edu

ABOUT ME:  I am an entering first-year EMST Masters student and I have just received my Bachelor’s degree from Cal in Mathematics with a minor in CalTeach (with California Teaching Credentials). Passionate about mathematics and teaching, I can’t see any other joy in life than working as a high school math teacher.

I was born in Sanger, CA (30 minutes southeast of Fresno) and have lived in Parlier, CA (population 11,000) all of my life. My parents immigrated from Mexico and I am very involved with my culture and community. Truthfully, I am spoiled in a place where I can pick nectarines, plums, peaches, oranges, lemons and grapes at will. (Don’t worry I like to share). I absolutely love to cook, dance and travel. My current traveling endeavors include the Americas (Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Uruguay and Costa Rica) but I’m young and have high hopes of visiting other countries soon.  RESEARCH INTERESTS: This past summer, I worked closely with Marcus Hung, Rosa Lee and Dor to discuss methods of bringing the MIT into a high school algebra class. Currently, our study will compose of a 1-2 day lesson where students will use an embodied-design motion-sensored technology to develop a ratio-based conceptualization of slope.