Nieves Angulo, Ph.D.

“TEACHING MATHEMATICS to our students at Hostos has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. It has provided me with a unique opportunity to see students grow academically, gain self-confidence, and move on to discover that they have it within them to do better and better. I truly believe that the students that we launch into careers are the ambassadors of a more stable and just future for our communities.”

PROFESSOR NIEVES ANGULO has been working at Hostos Community College of CUNY since 1991 when she started as an adjunct instructor in the Mathematics Department. Dr. Angulo has a B.A. and M.A. in Mathematics from Hunter College of CUNY, and an M.S and Ed.D. in Mathematics Education from Columbia University. Currently, she is an Associate Professor, the Coordinator of the Engineering Program, and the Director of the Honors Program. She is a member of MetroMath: The Center for Mathematics in America's Cities at the Graduate Center that is currently researching the mathematics component of the New York City Teaching Fellows Program.

Professor Angulo strongly believes that students' mathematics achievements can be significantly improved if teachers in the classroom demystify the mathematics subject and are able to develop a community of learners where “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeing new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” (Marcel Proust) Professor Angulo is convinced that the source of her inspiration and the reason for the success of the programs she directs comes from the diversity and dedication of the Hostos family. She remains committed to the goals and the mission of the college and “The idea that some lives matter less is the root of all that’s wrong with the world.” (Paul Farmer)