ABOUT

Wendy Lichtman has written personal essays for the Washington Post, New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, National Geographic and Good Housekeeping, among other national publications.  She holds a degree in mathematics from the University of Michigan and is the Math Intervention Specialist at MetWest High School in Oakland, California.

 

When she decided to write about a teen who comes to understand that some questions have more than one right answer, Wendy felt that algebra, with its unknowns and variables, was the perfect metaphor.