Holy Spirit High School
Absecon, New Jersey
Megan Pena holds a BS in mathematics from The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey in Pomona, where her undergraduate honors included a Presidential Scholarship, Computer Science and Mathematics Scholarship, and Foundations Scholarship. She is also the recipient of a National Science & Mathematics Access to Retain Talent grant. Megan earned her teaching certificate from University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
As head tutor at The Richard Stockton College’s Math Tutoring Center, Megan constructed the tutor schedule, provided guidance to new tutors, and assisted students in math courses ranging from basic skills to upper level math, physics and statistics. She was a teacher’s aide at Free to Be Me Preschool in Mullica Hill, New Jersey, from 2001 to 2005. There she made lesson plans, planned activities, assisted the head teacher and ran two summer camps. These experiences further convinced her that her future lay in teaching. “As a teacher I will have the opportunity to inspire students to work hard, be a role model for girls, provide a foundation for a possible career in mathematics, and teach many other valuable skills that students can use.”