Laura Gutierrez Funderburk works as a data scientist at Seaspan Ship Management LTD. Prior to this role, she worked as a data scientist at Cybera for the Callysto project, a federally-funded initiative in Canada helping K12 students and teachers learn data literacy, computational thinking and programming. She is experienced in facilitating data science learning experiences which celebrate diversity and are tailored to a variety of skill levels. Laura holds a Bachelor of Mathematics from Simon Fraser University (SFU). Her alma mater recognized her work in creating enriching learning experiences by awarding her the Terry Fox Gold medal. Laura enjoys sharing her enthusiasm for coding and problem solving, and hopes this will inspire students to explore mathematics and data science.