Professor Penelope (Pep) Baker leads multiple education and development projects in the Pacific Region at the University of New England. Pep teaches Mathematics Education to pre-service and in-service teachers within primary, secondary, and post-graduate programs. Pep fondly looks back on her days teaching in rural New South Wales and brings many of these experiences to her research directions. These directions include ICT as a teaching tool in the mathematics classroom, curriculum development in developing countries, international partnerships, and building local teacher capacity in Pacific Island Countries. Pep is currently the Research Coordinator for the School of Education.