Tichina Ward-Pratt is a math and computer science teacher at Horace Mann UCLA Community School in South LA and has worked there for 3 years. She is a Math for America Fellow and founder of Leadership Education and Algebraic Development (LEAD). She believes in providing meaningful and culturally relevant mathematics curriculum to middle and high school students that challenges them to be critical thinkers. As a student in the UCLA Teacher Education Program her Master’s inquiry focused on trauma, conflict, and group collaboration. Her goal is to challenge Black and Brown students to see mathematics as their own tool to understand and change the world around them.