“Not everyone is going to have the experience that I did in the seventh grade where a teacher comes in and saves the day. So if I can be that for girls that makes me so happy.” – Danica McKellar

You might know her as Winnie Cooper from “The Wonder Years” (1988-1993) or as Elsie Snuffin in the fourth season of “The West Wing,” but did you know that Danica McKellar is also an internationally-recognized mathematician, most notably for her role as co-author of a groundbreaking mathematical physics theorem which bears her name? The now three-time bestselling author has turned her love of math into an education advocacy mission aimed at middle school girls.