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Personal Profile of Professor Omayra Y Ortega

Biography
Dr. Omayra Ortega is an assistant professor of mathematics & statistics at Sonoma State University in Sonoma County, California. She earned her Ph.D. (2008) and an M.S. (2005) in applied mathematics and computational sciences from the University of Iowa, where she also was awarded her Masters of Public Health. She earned a B.A. in music and in pure mathematics from Pomona College in 2001. Her scholarly interests reflect her expertise in mathematics: mathematical and computational biology, mathematical epidemiology in developing countries, infectious disease epidemiology, and the participation of women and minorities in sciences. Dr. Ortega is currently the President of the National Association of Mathematicians Inc. (NAM), a non-profit professional organization in the mathematical sciences with a mission and purpose of promoting excellence in the mathematical sciences and promoting the mathematical development of all underrepresented minorities. In her free time Dr. Ortega enjoys the great outdoors, roller skating and the fiber arts.
  1. Workshop [Hybrid Workshop] Critical Issues in Mathematics Education 2022: Initiating, Sustaining, and Researching Mathematics Department Transformation of Introductory Courses for STEM Majors

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    Mar 17, 2022
    Thursday
    04:15 PM - 05:30 PM
      Perspectives on Professional Development: Reflections and Lessons Across Contexts
    Stephanie Bohbot (High School of Telecommunication Arts and Technology), Carrie Diaz Eaton (Bates College), Ricardo Esttrada (High School of Sports Management), Estrella Johnson (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University), Omayra Ortega (Sonoma State University)
  2. Workshop Blackwell Tapia Conference 2021

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    Nov 20, 2021
    Saturday
    11:45 AM - 12:35 PM
      Things that Used to be Strange Are Familiar Now: Reflections on the Inevitable Evolution of Pedagogy & Scholarship
    Omayra Ortega (Sonoma State University)