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Mathematics Department

Krystal Mieschberger Math Department Leader  — Ms. Mieschberger is a New York native! Before moving to Brooklyn a few years back, Ms. Mieschberger grew up in Suffolk County, Long Island. During her time there she graduated from Hofstra University with a double major in both Mathematics and Mathematics Education. Since 6thgrade, Ms. Mieschberger has been inspired to be a mathematics teacher and has continued to follow that dream by teaching, coaching & furthering her own education. Ms. Mieschberger graduated with her Masters Degree from Touro College and is now a part time professor there! When she is not teaching you can catch Ms. Mieschberger eating oreos, playing with her doggy Lexi, and practicing her Minion impressions!


Brianna Cingari, Math Teacher — Ms. Cingari was born and raised in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn... also born and raised a DOE public school kid. I always went to the school of my choice, Midwood HS to John Jay College, now doing my Master's in Touro College. Science was always something that peaked my interest but never something that resonated with me, so I spent 4 years in a lab during my undergrad landing me a degree in Forensic Science and a 1st place CSTEP conference award for my organic chemistry research. As good as it was, it wasn't my passion. My passion was to teach; this stems from my 18 years of Taekwondo. I started when I was 5 and haven't stopped yet, my instructor groomed me into a leader... an instructor... and educator but again I knew that Taekwondo wasn't where I was meant to be. So final step was my gift for numbers and all things math. Since I was a little girl my dad told me that numbers were my thing and it always resonated with me. Here I am, as a first year teacher, combining my gift with my passion and co-teaching Algebra 1 & 2.


Momotaj Hossain, Math Teacher — Ms. Hossain is born and raised in Queens, New York. She graduated from Brooklyn Technical High School and then attended Hunter College. Ms. Hossain entered college with no ideas on what career she wanted to pursue, so freshman year she took classes in each and every department the college had. After freshman year, she interned as a teaching assistant and realized that education was her true calling. She graduated from Hunter College with her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees simultaneously. Alongside teaching at MESA, Ms. Hossain also teaches art, writing, and math at the STEP program at Barnard College. She lives in Queens, but Ms. Hossain can be found in Bushwick more often than not. She enjoys collecting various items, traveling, reading, and singing.


Julie Kwong, Math Teacher — Ms. Kwong was born and raised in Rockville, MD. She was the first in her family to attend and graduate college, at Princeton University in NJ, where she earned a Psychology degree with honors. During college, some of her favorite activities were baking cookies at the student cafe and planning cultural events for the Chinese Students Association. After college, Ms. Kwong earned her teaching license in math and she is very excited for her second year of teaching at MESA! In her spare time, Ms. Kwong likes to play board games, try new restaurants, and bargain shop.


Arturo Lazaro, Jr., Math Teacher — Mr. Lazaro was born and raised in the Bronx, NY. He’s taught in the Bronx, Manhattan, Brooklyn, and even in China for a few years. During his spare time, he can found playing baseball, watching Dragon Ball videos on YouTube, or cooking/baking.