Ms. O’Dowd received her Masters of Arts in International Studies with a concentration in ethics and social justice from Boston College. Her passion for educational equity grew after volunteering with after school programs for refugee students in Boston Public Schools. After graduating, she joined Teach for America and was placed in Milwaukee and fell in love with the city after starting her career at Aug Prep. Ms. O’Dowd received her Masters in elementary and middle school teaching from Alverno College in 2020 and is a licensed teacher for Middle Childhood-Early Adolescence.
Ms. O’Dowd is passionate about developing a deeper understanding of mathematics in her students so that they feel empowered to explore all of the opportunities that lie ahead for them. She is inspired daily by her middle schoolers’ grit, energy, and various talents.