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Dr. Rachel Boren, Ph.D
Rachel Boren earned her Ph.D. in Educational Research, Statistics, and Evaluation from the University of Virginia, where she was trained in program evaluation and research methods in education and the social sciences. She has a diverse portfolio of training and experience with program evaluation and research in education and healthcare, most recently as an evaluator for the Provost’s Office at the University of Texas at El Paso and the Director of Evaluation for a 70 million-dollar National Institutes of Health funded center based at the University of Washington. She has experience assessing student learning and other outcomes for K-12 and higher education populations, including both two and four- year college environments all over the country, and ensuring programs have strong evaluation plans and the necessary data for evidence based decision-making.
Germain Degardin, M.B.A, M.A.T
Senior Program Specialist
A Native of France, Germain arrived in Las Cruces in summer 2011 as a student-athlete and undergraduate in economics. Throughout his four years as a tennis player for NMSU, Germain won the Western Athletic Conference (WAC Conference), completed his bachelor in Economics as well as a Master in Business and Administration. Drawing on his personal and academic experience, Germain decided to experience a new environment by moving out to Long Island, New York and to work for the John McEnroe Tennis Academy. This experience revealed in him a passion for education and teaching. This newly discovered passion led him to come back to NMSU and complete a Master in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in TESOL. Along with his graduate degree, Germain also completed a secondary education teaching license with multiple endorsements, including TESOL, social studies, business, and French. In parallel to completing this graduate program, Germain worked for three years in the SOAR Center as a research graduate assistant. This new professional experience exposed him to a new facet of education, educational programs evaluation, and assessment. Through his experience as a graduate assistant, Germain learned the process of conducting research and evaluation and also acquired various professional skills such as the process behind qualitative research analysis, the creation of research instruments, the planning of evaluation process, and the dissemination of projects through reports, articles, and posters. Germain now works as a program specialist for the SOAR Center.