Antonia earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Delaware, an M.S. in Bioengineering from the University of CA Berkeley and a M.A. in Secondary Education from the University of Michigan. She lives in Elkridge with her husband and two young children.
Antonia worked as a crash and safety test engineer. In this role, she managed the schedule and budget of the active safety systems of several multimillion dollar vehicle programs. Here, she balanced innovation with cost savings and analyzed data to create solutions.
Since completing her masters degree in secondary education, Antonia has worked as a public school teacher, an adjunct professor for HCC and a private tutor. In these roles, she designed instruction for classrooms and school systems. She trained and collaborated with colleagues to advance learning and to improve student outcomes. Her efforts in teaching have been recognized locally and nationally which she attributes to continuously learning through diverse outlets, striving to improve her practice and sharing her successes with others.
Throughout her career, Antonia has sought to add value to the community. Because of her love and dedication to public education, she volunteers on the Howard County Library System Board of Trustees whose mission is "Public Education for All." In this role, Antonia is responsible for collaborating with her colleagues to develop policies that relate to the management of the library and of its CEO. Additionally, she is an active member of the PTA.
During the past 10 years, Antonia has realized the importance of having an educator involved in the development of the policies that impact our children. So, as a member of the board of education, she will combine her analytical engineering skills and board experience with her understanding of the classroom to amplify the voices not often represented in the conversation. Antonia is uniquely qualified for this role and she is committed to public education and public service.
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