Marilyn Allman Maye is an educator, leader, and advocate for high-quality teaching and learning, for children and adults, especially in mathematics and especially in communities of color. She earned a B.A. from Swarthmore College in mathematics and sociology-anthropology, with a concentration in black studies, the program she and her co-authors had pioneered. She earned an M.A.T. in mathematics from Harvard University, and an M.A. in mathematical statistics and Ed.D. in mathematics education from Columbia University. A tenured professor at New Jersey City University and earlier at City University of New York, she has consulted regionally and nationally for school districts, departments of education, and professional development organizations. She led technology teams for New York City.