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Tasia VanderVegt has worked in higher education for over a decade. During her seven years at the Community College of Aurora, she was a sociology instructor, co-chaired the annual student honors conference, represented instructors on Faculty Senate, and held a seat on the Colorado State Instructor Advisory Council.  

She facilitated the Excellence in Leadership Academy and the Association of College and University Educators course on Effective Teaching Practices. She was the 2018 Inclusive Excellence Instructor of the Year, the 2019 CCA Instructor of the Year, and in 2020 was recognized with the Colorado Community College System’s Commitment to Excellence Award. 

Tasia is an Educational Sustainability doctoral student at the University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point. She is also the Director of Programming for The Humble Hustle – a non-profit organization dedicated to providing meaningful outdoor educational experiences for black youth. Finally, she is an active volunteer with the county animal shelter, the LGBTQ+ resource center, and the regional women’s health facility. 


Ed.D. (Educational Sustainability—anticipated 2025) | University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point 

M.A. (Sociology) | The New School for Social Research 

B.A. (Sociology)| The University of Colorado – Boulder 

Past Experience:

Director of Programming | The Humble Hustle  

Facilitator | Association of College and University Educators 

Sociology Instructor | The Community College of Aurora 

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