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2022 Honoree

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Kyndall Allen Brown

Kyndall Allen Brown

Executive Director

California Mathematics Project

Where are you from?

Los Angeles, California

 

Please describe an experience (or 2) that helped you discover/ cultivate your interest in the mathematical sciences.

I loved to play card games, board games, and puzzles that required logical thinking. I had a number of teachers that recognized my mathematical potential and encouraged me to continue my study of mathematics.

 

What is/are your most proud accomplishment(s) in regards to your career in the mathematical sciences?

My proudest accomplishment in regards to my career in mathematics education  to date has been the publication of my book “Choosing To See: A Framework For Equity In The Mathematics Classroom.”

 

What is/are your most proud accomplishment(s) in regards to your personal life?

My proudest accomplishment in my personal life is receiving my PhD in education from UCLA in 2009.

 

Please share some words of wisdom/inspiration.

In order to make math achievement more equitable, teachers must broaden students’ images of successful math achievers to include people with whom they can identify.