Fernando Fernandez, tenured mathematics professor and Escalante program director for East Los Angeles College. The Escalante Math Program provides students with a challenging academic environment in which to practice and master complex mathematical theory and applications. The program is an integrated sequence of intermediate and advanced mathematics coursework. Each summer the program offers free classes ranging from Pre-Algebra to Pre-Calculus. Escalante classes fall within the purview of the mathematics departments and are designed to augment and integrate with the middle and high school’s own curriculum.
Fernando was born in Zacatecas, Mexico, migrated to East Los Angeles at the age of five where he attended Woodrow Wilson High School, earned his Bachelors in Mathematics from Cal Poly Pomona and completed his Masters in Applied Mathematics from California State University, Los Angeles.