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Robert Gittens President
“It is clear to me that proficiency in mathematics and critical thinking skills are essential for success in today’s world, and that with support through programs such as MathPOWER all children can achieve that proficiency.”
In his current capacity as Vice President of Public Affairs at Northeastern University he represents NEU and its president, Joseph Aoun, with a variety of citywide partnerships and organizations such as the New England Council, Boston World Partnerships and the Boston Private Industry Council. He also develops and supports partnership opportunities between Northeastern and city and community organizations designed to promote education, health and wellness.
Stella Biira Treasurer
“One way math has helped me in life is to think critically and analytically.”
Stella is an Assistant Vice President at State Street Corporation, managing all secured lending requirements of high net worth individuals, family offices, advisors, Trusts, LLCs, and LPs. Stella also provides loan creation services to insurance companies and corporations.
Karen has been a faculty member at Wheelock College for over 35 years, where she currently chairs the Elementary Department and teaches early childhood and elementary education with a focus on science education. Prior to Wheelock, Ms. Worth was a senior research scientist at Education Development Center, Inc. where she led projects focused on science curriculum development, professional development, and systemic reform. She is a recipient of the Purkwa prize for contributions to child scientific literacy internationally and the NSTA Distinguished Service Award.
“My involvement with preparing future teachers and my frequent interactions with Boston’s schools has made me acutely aware of the importance of literacy and numeracy competencies for students.”
Lula Petty-Edwards is Director of Urban Education Outreach and Educational Services in the Department of Education at Northeastern University. In that role, she connects students in her department to Boston Public Schools and community organizations to contribute to the educational advancement of Boston’s elementary and secondary students. She also teaches courses in the Department of Education’s teacher education program.