Aline Abassian is a postdoctoral scholar in STEM education at the University of Central Florida (UCF). She received her Ph.D. in Mathematics Education at UCF in August 2018, her M.Ed. in Teacher Leadership in 2014, and B.S in Mathematics Education in 2012. Dr. Abassian has taught and worked with teachers in various elementary, middle, and high schools in Central Florida. Her K-12 teaching experience, as well as teaching undergraduates at UCF, has incited her research interest of exploring the mathematical learning of K-12 students and pre-service teachers through the use of mathematical modeling.