Silvia Llamas-Flores began her education career as a high school mathematics teacher. Currently, Silvia is a faculty associate at Arizona State University and Chandler-Gilbert Community College where she teaches a variety of mathematics and bilingual education courses. Silvia was involved with the UCLA Mathematics Project where she co-directed the Mathematics/ELD Institutes. During that time, she co-developed and implemented curriculum and professional development programs aimed at increasing teacher knowledge and competence in the teaching of mathematics to English language learners. For the last 15 years, Silvia has been actively involved in working with pre-service and in-service teachers to provide equitable access to mathematics to underrepresented students. She earned a BS in Mathematics and MA in Education at UCLA, and PhD in Mathematics Education at Arizona State University.