Arie Gurin graduated from EWU in 2018 with a major in Mathematics Education. His research interest is in exploring a deeper understanding of how students conceptualize mathematical ideas. His research with the Mathematical and Theoretical Biology Institute (MTBI) program at Arizona State University was focused on the development of mathematical models in biology and other subjects at a graduate level in mathematics. His future goal is to construct a curriculum in mathematics that would raise the national level in mathematical achievement in K-12 schools. In 2018 Arie was accepted into the University of Georgia’s MA in Math as well as the University of Florida’s MA in Math Education.