BEAM
Empower the Future

History

 

History

The program was started by Cristina Cismas Florea, a high school teacher who had the humble goal of bringing students together during lunch to learn mathematical applications in businesses settings.  Growing up in Silicon Valley after moving from Romania at the age of eight without speaking a word of English and having to start a new life in a new country, Cristina learned the value of hard work and dedication, experienced the power of generosity and kindness, and gained an appreciation of the power or entrepreneurship and how a business can change the world and the lives of people.  Her vision was also to provide her students a chance to give back and be of service to their community while applying their newly learned knowledge.  Through the process, she wanted her students to realize both the expectations and their potential to succeed in today's business settings.