Katherine Bellafiore Sanden
Gateway High School
San Francisco, California
“Math teaches me to question my assumptions. To ask “why” when I am looking at new information. To search for the demonstrable proof behind every statement. To open my mind to the possibility of understanding something I thought was impossible. I want others to experience this, too. I want to be the channel that helps others see mathematics as much more than solving for the slope of a line.”
Over the course of more than 10 years, Katherine has tutored hundreds of students in mathematics. As an undergraduate student, she worked as lead teaching assistant for a Princeton program aimed at getting girls interested in mathematics. Additionally, Katherine helped a professor redesign an especially difficult integrated math-engineering-physics course. As a data consultant, she created data analysis tools in Excel for a Peruvian online real estate company. She also managed a staff of more than 45 while serving as a director of an outdoor adventure camp and wrote a bimonthly column for Girls’ Angle, an organization committed to empowering girls in math.
Katherine enjoys playing jazz piano, making videos and dancing.
- Stanford University (Master of Arts in Education)
- Princeton University (Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics)