I am Ecuadorian, and have always embraced the importance of giving back to my community. In 2008, I started volunteering with a non-profit organization called the SHARE Foundation, which is based out of San Francisco, and has connections in Ecuador and parts of Africa. After my first week with SHARE, I saw education in a whole new light; I was learning educational core mathematical concepts through games. I played while I was learning about percentages, fractions, and even algebra. I was intrigued and became a lead facilitator to share these ideas with others. After 3 years of traveling around my country teaching these games, mainly in indigenous communities, I realized that I had become a teacher and I loved it. At this point, I decided that I had to take the next step: a Masters in Education. I attended California State University, San Marcos and there I learned about what it is to be a teacher, observed classes, co-taught classes, wrote, researched, wrote more, and of course shared experiences to help me understand that teaching is tough and not for everyone. But it is for me! Right after finishing my masters I got a job in one of the most diverse schools in Seattle. My background and previous degree in Networking and Operative Systems landed me as the Director of Technology and with the role to help create a STEAM curriculum.