School has always been a happy place for me, and I had desperately wanted to study literature. The MLA program has made that possible and opened me up to a broader skillset. I have formed connections with students from all over the world, including Columbia, India, Australia, and China. I look forward to my class each week and can’t wait to discuss the readings with my professor and peers.

Fatema Burhani

Fatema Burhani

Mathematics Teacher, UChicago Laboratory Schools
Education, Chicago

It is Fatema’s second year at the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools, and she taught for seven years before joining here. Previously she was an instructor at Northwestern University, the University of Pennsylvania, North Shore Country Day school, The Haverford School, and Beacon Academy, a Montessori International Baccalaureate school outside of Chicago.

Fatema earned a Master of Arts in Mathematics Education from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from Mount Holyoke College. She also spent a year studying mathematics at the Budapest Semesters in Mathematics and has a Certificate in Painting from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

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