Gala has extensive teaching experience; she has held positions in Chicago, Denver, and Thailand. She has been working for Boulder Valley School District for three years, educating students in a wide range of math subjects, and tutored entry-level college students. Gala holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Actuarial Science Mathematics from DePaul University in Chicago, and recently earned her teacher’s license in secondary mathematics from Colorado University Boulder, where she was the recipient of the Teacher Education DiStefano Honors Scholarship. Gala is passionate about women’s rights and was an active member of the activist group In Strength I Stand in New York City. She is excited to bring her expertise to the Leading Learners team as the Community Liaison for Boulder County and a Mathematics Coach.