Marrying teaching and technology: global health solutions that start in the classroom
Anjelica Gonzalez may have grown up in Las Vegas, but cards were not her interest, water was – in particular, the filtration of water on a global level. However, she did learn some basics of logic from a blackjack dealer – her mother.
“My mom was very logical. The thought process she taught me was really impactful because she showed me that you do not need a college education to understand problems and create solutions to those problems. You just need to reason and, in some cases, understand other people,” says Gonzalez. This is the philosophy Gonzalez uses in her teaching. She says she wants to bring science and engineering “back to human.”
She also credits her grandfather with influencing her decision to pursue a path to science. Her grandfather had a farm and taught her about the