Graduate Research Assistant
Hyunkyung Kwon, also known as Jessica, is a Ph.D. student in the Teaching, Learning and Culture Department at Texas A&M University (TAMU). She discovered her passion for mathematics education when working as a mathematics tutor in 10th grade. This experience made her want to help others see and feel the certainty of mathematics, so she pursued a bachelor’s degree in teaching mathematics at the University of Minnesota. She then continued her studies at Texas A&M University, from which she received an M.S. in mathematics education in May 2014. She is currently a Ph.D. student in mathematics education at TAMU.
Jessica worked as an associate editor for the journal Reading Psychology from 2014 to the August of 2019. She is currently an assistant editor for the Journal of Urban Mathematics Education and is a teaching graduate instructor for the Department of Teaching, Learning, and Culture at TAMU. She studies STEM education, problem solving and posing, and technology in education, and has authored several published journal articles, book chapters, and conference proceedings. She also has presented at several educational research conferences, including NCTM, SSMA, FIE, and SERA. Her ultimate goal is not only to educate mathematics teachers in the future, but to also continue her research in mathematics education.