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CMOP welcomes new Director of Academic Programs

Nievita Bueno WattNievita Bueno Watts has joined the CMOP team as our new Director of Academic Programs. Watts’s responsibilities will be to develop, refine and grow CMOP’s education program in K-12, undergraduate and graduate levels. She will work closely with Vanessa Green, who will continue her leadership role with increased focus on student recruitment and the REU program.

"Nievita’s strengths in the education pathway and broadening participation will help us build an overall CMOP education program that is vibrant up to and beyond year 10," says Antonio Baptista, director of CMOP.

Watts received her Ph.D. in Science Education from Arizona State University, writing her dissertation in broadening participation of Native Americans in earth science.