Graduate Research Assistant
Julia Calabrese grew up in western Pennsylvania. In 2012, she earned her B.S. in mathematics and her teaching certificate in secondary mathematics from Grove City College. She proceeded to teach 7th-12th grade mathematics in Pittsburgh for three years, including 7th grade math, pre-algebra, algebra, trigonometry, and SAT mathematics. Additionally, she taught a course titled Paradoxes and Infinities at the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth summer camp in 2016.
Julia came to Texas A&M University in 2017 to begin her graduate career. She completed her M. Ed. in 2019 and is currently working on her Ph. D. in Curriculum and Instruction. As a graduate student, she has been researching the impact of problem-posing instruction in local elementary schools, on which she has written and presented several papers. She has also taught SAT preparation, Beginner Coding, and Discrete Mathematics courses at the 2018 and 2019 Aggie STEM Summer Camps. Her research interests include mathematics education, middle school STEM education, mathematics and literacy, and teacher preparation.