I was born in East Los Angeles, California, and a proud daughter of Guatemalan immigrants. I have lived in California, Indiana, Iowa, New York, Arizona, Texas, Chile, and the US Virgin Islands. My background is in teaching or researching math and math education in both English and Spanish. Before joining the math department at Estrella Mountain Community College in Fall 2020, I was a full-time math professor at Lone Star Community College in Houston for 9 years. Our family decided to come back to Arizona in August 2019 to be closer to my family in California. I enjoy spending time with my husband, Wolfgang, and our dogs, Chewy, Chito, and Elsa. I am a beginner Yogi, enjoy hiking, am a very slow runner, enjoy anything Star Wars and Hello Kitty, listen to podcasts, read books in math, psychology, or sociology, and write in my journal. I’m an unashamed nerd. I’m an introvert by nature and get mistaken for being an extrovert all the time.
Camillo, V., & Lima, S. (2006). Supplemented Principal Ideals. In D. V. Huynh, S. K. Jain & S. R. Lopez-Permouth (Eds.), Contemporary Mathematics (Vol. 419, pp. 49-57). Providence, RI: American Mathematical Society.
Interview with Matthew Casey. KJZZ Explains: Nepohualtzintzin. KJZZ, March 2, 2020. https://youtu.be/HOoGi4JnkV8
Are you as smart as the AI algorithm? Learning through the lens of a Machine Learning algorithm and the use of text-generated AI images for classroom discussion on biases, AI in Education Summit, Agua Fria High School, November 20, 2023, Avondale, AZ
Preserving the Past, Constructing the Future, 2023 Fall Global Dialogue Series: "Why Globalize the Sciences?”, District International & Intercultural Education, Maricopa County Community College District, November 15, 2023, Tempe, AZ
Nuestras raíces están en las matemáticas: How our Latina/o history fosters our self-identity and sense of belonging, Hispanic Heritage Month Lunch and Learn presentation, Estrella Mountain Community College, October 4, 2023, Avondale, AZ
Understanding the Community College Student Population and role of Professors, Professional Development Seminar, Arizona State University, February 1, 2021, Tempe, AZ
Intelligence of the Indigenous: Mayan Numeration systems, Hispanic Heritage Month Presentation, Lone Star College CyFair, September 19, 2018, Cypress, Texas
The Use of Didactic objects and Models to promote conversations in the classroom, Annual Mathematics Symposium, Lone Star College CyFair, March 23, 2018, Cypress, Texas
Recipient of Faculty Excellence Award, National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) Award, nominated by Lone Star College CyFair, 2017.
Nominee, Faculty Excellence Award for National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD), Lone Star College, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019
Recipient of Dr. Christal Albrecht Learning Signature award, Lone Star College, Spring 2015.
Grant Panel Reviewer for Tensor-SUMMA (Strengthening Underrepresented Minority Mathematics Achievement) for Mathematical Association of America (MAA), 2014-2022.
Grant Panel Reviewer for Tensor Women & Mathematics Grants for Mathematical Association of America (MAA), 2022
Chapter Reviewer for Mathematical Association of America (MAA), 2021
Participant in NSF Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) on Sensors and Machine Learning at Arizona State University, Summer 2022