My name is Lupe Berumen. I was born, raised, and educated in El Paso, TX. My studies began in an elementary school close to the border where, in fifth grade, I was nominated by the school to take an exam for a seven-year scholarship to an all-girl, catholic school. I was one of four girls chosen for the scholarship. At Loretto Academy, I did the normal middle and high school
curriculum during the regular school year and during the summer, I participated in and then hosted enrichment courses. I was part of many clubs, some of which include pre-med club, environmental club, book club, NHS, FHS, and was co-captain of the soccer team. Once I graduated, I was quite undecided on a career path, so naturally I chose something that could be
the root of many opportunities: Physics.
In college, I was part of the Society for Physics Students. We hosted study sessions and helped those who’s curriculums included the courses but not majoring in the subject themselves. I have always had a passion for math, science, and teaching but had never quite put all three of those interests together; it had always been either one of three or two of three. I am grateful for the opportunity Mathnasium has offered me to put all three practices together and be able to give back in the currency of knowledge, empowerment, and confidence in math to the El Paso community.