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Washington State University
College of Education

Johana Thomas Zapata

Johana Thomas Zapata smiling at camera, hands on hips.

Johana Thomas Zapata

Teaching Assistant
Pullman Campus
Cleveland Hall 316


Curriculum Vitae


“As an international student in the program, I feel welcome and supported. Students and faculty make sure that I have the resources I need to complete my degree and develop all the skills to succeed in my future academic career.” 

About Johana

Johana is a Fulbright Scholar and mathematics educator from Honduras. She is a full-time Graduate student in the Mathematics & Science Education Doctorate Program at Washington State University, Pullman. Mathematics has led Johana’s academic career. She is currently working on a research project analyzing district-wide lesson study data that supported an elementary mathematics curriculum adoption.

Prior to beginning her doctoral studies, Johana pursued a B.Ed. in Mathematics at the National Teaching University in Honduras and continued her graduate studies at University College Cork, Ireland, with a master’s in applied mathematics. She has worked as a bilingual (English/Spanish) mathematics teacher in K-12 and college levels. Johana has decided to become a mathematics teacher educator to create and improve innovative ideas for teaching and learning mathematics. Her research interests focus on three areas (1) teacher education, professional learning, and/or development, (2) mathematical modeling, and (3) language and culture in mathematics.