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 in 2020, I was a full time math professor at Lone Star Community College in Houston for 9 years. Our family made the decision 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 and Elsa. I am a beginner Yogi, enjoy hiking, am a very slow runner, enjoy anything Star Wars (but not a fanatic!), listening to podcasts, reading casual books in math, psychology, or sociology, and writing 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.
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
Thrive, not Survive: How my personal story of GRIT has affected my teaching practices and influenced my student’s development of GRIT, Global GRIT initiative, Lone Star College Tomball, October 13, 2017, Tomball, TX.
Service Learning Success: Partnerships Connecting Students and Community, Texas Library Association Annual Conference, April 19 - 22, 2017, San Antonio, TX
"You have been FIERCE all your life: how mathematics has always been part of you”, Sonia Kovalevsky High School Mathematics Day, Keynote address speaker. Eau Claire, WI, University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire, April 2013.
Exploratory Case Study on Negotiation of Mathematical, Pedagogical, and Curricular meaning between Mathematics Education Researcher and Teacher for Professional Development, Special Interest Group of the Mathematical Association of America on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education (MAA-RUME), Raleigh, NC February 2010
A Friendly Introduction to Characters, Undergraduate Mathematics Seminar, University of the Virgin Islands, 2006
Lectures on the Spaces of Automorphic Functions and Forms, Undergraduate and Graduate Mathematics Seminar (Lectures given in Spanish), Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Chile, 2003
Recipient of Faculty Excellence Award, National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) Award, nominated by Lone Star College CyFair, 2017.
Recipient of Dr. Christal Albrecht Learning Signature award, Lone Star College, Spring 2015
Principal Investigator (along with Cynthia Hoffart-Watson and Paula Gonzalez), Lone Star College Foundation: LSC students teaching foundational mathematics to elementary school children through the use of manipulatives. ($1280, January-May 2015).
Principal Investigator (along with Fay Lee and Shamim Arastu), Lone Star College Foundation: STEMtastic stations materials. ($2000, January-May 2016)