Alyssa Finch has been teaching mathematics in higher education for 8 years, joining Gateway in January 2020. She obtained her Master’s degree in Mathematics from Central Michigan University and her Bachelor’s degree in Applied Mathematics from Ferris State University. Her areas of focus include student attitudes and beliefs toward math and their effect in the classroom, improving the classroom experience, and developing her at-a-distance learning delivery. She enjoys being involved in her local church and has recently become a certified yoga instructor. Depending on the season, you can find her on the slopes, hiking, or staying in cuddling her two rescue kitties.