Keynote Speech By Aileen Rizo

The Gender, Race, and Sexuality Undergraduate Conference is so excited to have Aileen Rizo as our Keynote!

Come and see Aileen open up the Inaugural Gender, Race, and Sexuality Undergraduate Conference.

8:30-9:30 am
Henry Madden Library
RM 2206


Aileen Rizo is a lifelong learner with master’s degrees in Educational Technology and Mathematics Education. She has spent over 23 years working in mathematics education at all levels striving to close academic achievement gaps, empowering communities to disrupt math anxiety, and promoting groups underrepresented in STEM fields.

In 2012, Aileen began a fight for pay equity and became an advocate for the economic security of women in our state and throughout the country, working with legislators and advocates to pass some of the strongest pay equity bills in the nation. The landmark case decision issued on April 9, 2018 set precedence in the use of prior wages to justify a pay discrepancy.

As a wife and mother of three daughters, Aileen has been a passionate voice for equity, inclusiveness, and promoting diversity. Currently she works as the Associate Director of The AIMS Center for Math and Science, as a graduate math education professor and is also pursuing a PhD in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Education.