In teaching, I feel extremely helpful, useful, and fulfilled!”

Rose’s Story

Teaching Discipline


Why Mathematics

“In my tutoring experiences, I noticed that fear and confusion around math were preventing students from accessing both mathematical knowledge and knowledge in related scientific disciplines. Math is a language for systematically and efficiently describing quantities and patterns in the world. Knowing that language makes your life richer and more interesting, in addition to being a practical asset in many careers. Anyone can do and learn math.”

Professional Experience

Between her undergraduate and graduate studies, Rose worked at the Yale School of Nursing, doing data analysis for a study that measured the impact of a home visiting program on socioeconomically disadvantaged parents. Rose began teaching at a young age as a science and foreign languages tutor. Before her current position, she taught geometry and an advanced algebra with trigonometry precalculus combination course as a long-term substitute teacher.  

Rose will begin her second year of teaching at Northside College Prep in Chicago, Illinois, during the 2023–2024 school year. 


Rose enjoys circus activities, such as juggling. These activities are an extension of her previous job as a circus coach and executive assistant at Circus Harmony—a “social circus” nonprofit that uses circus arts to effect social change. Additionally, she works with her union’s electoral group to increase turnout for local elections.

Academic Background 

  • Yale University (Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry)
  • Northwestern School of Education and Social Policy (Master of Education)