Educational Coordinator

Daphne E. Figueroa, Ph.D.

Daphne Figueroa MMTC Educational Coordinator

I’ve always been fascinated by the natural world. But in my youth, I never imagined that I would become a scientist. Then, in college, I fell in love with chemistry! Learning chemistry didn’t come easily, so I used every available resource and strategy to excel. I then discovered how much I enjoyed sharing those approaches with others and seeing their “aha!” moments. Later, as a chemistry professor, I focused on learning strategies for success and reveled in my students’ achievements. I am greatly inspired to help students develop their learning “wings” and watch them soar!

Career Highlights
  • College professor of chemistry for 30 years
  • Coordinator of a college learning center
  • Researcher in organic chemistry and Student success
  • Private science and math tutor for middle school, high school, and college students
  • Ph.D. Education. San Diego State University & Claremont Graduate University
  • M.S. Physiology & Pharmacology. University of California, San Diego
  • B.A. Chemistry. Point Loma Nazarene University
  • League of Innovation: Learning Center Innovation of the Year
  • Who’s Who Among American Teachers
  • National Institute for Staff & Organizational Development: Master Teacher
Professional Associations
  • American Chemical Society
  • Association for Coaching & Tutoring Professionals
  • National Science Teachers Association
  • National Tutoring Association