Mathematics Department

KMKrystal 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 6th grade, 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 master's 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!

 

BCBrianna Cingari

Math Teacher 

Ms. Cingari was born and raised in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn... also born and raised a DOE public school kid. Ms. Cingari always went to the school of her choice, Midwood HS to John Jay College and now Touro College where she is working on a master's degree. Science was always something that piqued her interest but never something that resonated enough with her. As a result, she spent 4 years in a lab as an undergrad and earned a degree in forensic science and a 1st place CSTEP conference award for organic chemistry research. As good as that was, it wasn't her passion. Ms. Cingari's passion was to teach, which stemmed from practicing Taekwondo for 18 years. She started when she was 5 and hasn't stopped yet! Her instructor groomed her to be a leader... an instructor... and educator. So the final step was using her gift for numbers and all things math. Since she was a little girl, her dad told her that numbers were her thing. As a math teacher, Ms. Cingari is combining her gift with her passion.

 

vdViolet Davis

Math Teacher

Ms. Davis graduated with a Bachelors of Science degree in applied mathematics from Brown University. Before MESA, she did brief stints in machine learning and financial modeling. She teaches to break down stereotypes and stigma in math. She also coaches the Dance Team and is involved with Spectrum, MESA’s LGBTQIA+ club.

 

 

 

 

 

MHMomotaj Hossain

Math Teacher and Lower House Co-Leader

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.

 

 

JKJulie Kwong

Math Teacher and DEI Associate 

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. In her spare time, Ms. Kwong likes to play board games, try new restaurants, and bargain shop.

 

 

 

 

ALArturo 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.