Yekaterina Milvidskaia is a Math specialist and improvement coach working within the Center for Research on Equity & Innovation. She coaches teachers that are part of the Mathematical Agency Improvement Community (MAIC), a network of 18 southern California schools working to abolish the phrase “I am not a math person.” Prior to joining High Tech High, she taught middle school math with the goal of helping her students develop their mathematical identities. Yekaterina has facilitated professional development for various San Diego districts, teacher education programs, and has co-written curriculum.