Math and Science Teacher/Mentor
Charlotte “Charli” Wakeman is an Atlanta native and a proud member of the transgender community. They graduated from Emory University with a degree in Mathematics and has worked for many years as a professional musician and music educator. They found great joy and inspiration in studying math, and hopes to translate that passion to their students, particularly those who have already lost interest in the subject. Math, like music, is a language that provides the speaker with manageable frameworks with which to express and explore complex ideas. As such, honing your skill in that language is a process that trains not only the logical mind, but that of creativity and communication as well. Charli seeks to look beyond the rote memorization techniques that plague the self-described “bad at math” student, and provide a practical mathematical toolkit that highlights their innate creative and intuitive problem-solving capabilities.