NECC Professor Honored at Tribute to Women
The annual event honors women from throughout the Merrimack Valley for their contributions to work and community.
Brand was nominated by Noemi Custodia-Lora, assistant dean of foundational studies and liberal arts & sciences at Northern Essex Community College, who wrote, “She has demonstrated an incredible passion for teaching and civic engagement,” since the day she began teaching at Northern Essex in 2003.
Custodia-Lora praised Brand for developing and implementing several projects to help students in the area of math and technology both on campus and in the community. Brand has also been involved in developing and teaching summer math boot camps for Hispanic students. In addition, she has created activities to help students apply math and technology in other disciplines including physical education.
Brand, in collaboration with another faculty member, designed an afterschool program called Viva Computing at the Lawrence Boys and Girls Club that engages young Latinas, ages 9 to 14 in science, math, engineering and technology (STEM) education.