1990 Guiles
Milken Scholar 1990
Scholar Profile

Alberta Guiles

Secondary Education


Alberta started her career as a process engineer for Uniroyal Chemical Company after earning her B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Yale University in 1994. She went on to Pfizer Pharmaceutical company, where she moved up the management ranks until the birth of her first child, Tafari, in 2004. She earned her M.B.A. in 2003 from Fordham University, specializing in finance and personal financial planning, with which she transitioned to the finance industry with Merrill Lynch, in 2006. She had a career crisis, but through the ongoing support of the Milken Scholars program, she was able to successfully transition to teaching. Her first teaching job was at the HS of Art and Design, under the supervision of Milken Scholar ‘91, Sari Perez. That opportunity lit the spark to become a NYC Teaching Fellow and she has been in education since. From the High Schools in the South Bronx to Lincoln Hall Ives School, a private school for juvenile offenders, Alberta has found her passion, teaching math to underserved populations. Alberta has two sons, Tafari and Josiah. She completed her 2nd Masters in Secondary Math Education at City College of New York and is currently working on the special education extension of her professional teaching license there.

High school:  A. Philip Randolph Campus High School


College Year Degree
Yale University
New Haven, CT
1994 B.S. Chemical Engineering
Fordham University
New York, NY
2003 M.B.A. Accounting and Finance
City College of New York
New York, NY
2010 M.A. Secondary Math Education