PEOPLE
The faculty involved in the UCSB Math Circle are:
Maribel has a PhD in mathematics from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (Spain). Her undergraduate degree is from Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain). She started as a Middle and High School teacher, before decideding to work at college level. She has taught mathematics in several High Schools in Spain and Bolivia. She has also taught at Universidad de Santa Cruz de la Sierra (Bolivia), Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (Spain), The College of William and Mary (Virginia), and UCSB. Maribel is the author of several research papers in mathematics. One of her interests is introducing high school and college students into the research experience. 

In the Department of Mathematics, Prof. Ograin teaches primarily a sequence of upper division content courses for undergraduates pursuing the Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics with concentration in High School Teaching. His role in the Gervitz Graduate School of Education is with the Science and Mathematics Initiative, a University of California systemwide program dedicated to improving the quality and quantity of science and math teachers in California. Prof. Ograin is also the director of the UCSB Mathematics Project, a local site of the Californa Mathematics Project. This professional development program for K12 mathematics teachers works to improve student learning outcomes by helping educators develop engaging teaching practices linked to the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics. 


