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Nathalie M. Vega-Rhodes
Resident math and theatre nerd, math professor, techie, podcaster, scuba diver? Over the years, Nathalie Vega-Rhodes has had a wide variety of interests and worked in a number of student-focused positions in higher ed. She has taught mathematics ranging from developmental courses to calculus, as well as student success courses over the past decade. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from the University of Houston and a Master of Science in Mathematics from the University of Houston—Clear Lake. In addition to teaching, as a leader in the math department at her college, she assists math faculty with pedagogical and technology-related implementation strategies. Most recently, she led a team in designing and implementing algebraic co-requisite courses as part of a state-required redesign. Her earliest work in higher education focused on academic support, first as a tutor and supplemental instruction (SI) leader, and then as a coordinator for a math tutoring and SI program. These early roles shaped her teaching and led to a sharp focus on developing students’ academic mindset in her courses. In her free time, Nathalie enjoys scuba diving and traveling with her husband, hanging out with her dog, and reading.