Joi A. Spencer is an associate professor at the University of San Diego. Her work focuses on mathematics and teacher education and reflects her deep commitment to educational equity. Her research has examined mathematics learning opportunities in the poorest middle schools in Los Angeles, as well as the impact of video-based mathematics, professional development on student learning and teacher development. Along with her graduate students, Dr. Spencer conducted research and professional development with Edify in Ghana twice in 2015, where the goal of each visit was to support and understand more thoroughly the educational needs of the Edify partner schools. Dr. Spencer is a proud Cardinal and Bruin, holding degrees from Stanford (BA and MA) and UCLA (PhD).