Elizabeth Zapata, Secretary and Treasurer

I migrated to California from Michigan in 1979 to pursue my education. Life intervened, but I returned to school in 2004, completing my bachelors in Mathematics at Chico State in 2011, and my Masters in Statistics at Cal State East Bay (CSUEB) in 2013.

My time is divided between the Sierra Foothills and the Bay Area, where most recently I taught Statistics as a lecturer at CSUEB.

Like many of us, I wonder and worry about the future of our world, and the United States in particular. The American Dream has become a nightmare for many, and remained a wistful dream for many others. I do not know if life in the US has ever measured up to the image many residents hold.

I do not have an idea of how we will emerge from the seemingly endless crisis of COVID-19. I can only hope that we learn some lessons and come up with an American Dream that we all are happy to wake up to. 12/22