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Nathalie Darden

Nathalie Darden

Assistant Professor
Mathematics Department
STEM Institute

Faculty member since: 2007

Courses Taught

Introductory Algebra

Elementary Algebra

Intermediate Algebra

Mathematics for the Liberal Arts

Algebraic Modeling

 

Education

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, Rutgers University

Master of Science in Applied Mathematics, Rutgers University

Contact Information

Office: Main Academic South (MAS)

Phone: 732-224-1855

Email: ndarden@brookdalecc.edu

What brought you to Brookdale?
I interviewed at a few community colleges and what struck me about Brookdale was the friendly and welcoming atmosphere from the staff I met on my way to my interview. I felt a sense of community.

Describe one or more of your biggest achievements as a Brookdale faculty member:
One of my main achievements has been serving as co-advisor to the Women in Engineering, Science, and Technology (W.E.S.T.) Club, where I could directly impact and support young women interested in a career in STEM. This club also facilitates a mentoring program where participants can receive personal attention to their specific needs such as finding a transfer college, researching scholarships, and networking with professionals in their desired field.

Another highlight for me was to design and create a hands-on activity with an element of civil engineering that I facilitated with over 100 high school students. I later used the activity to engage with middle school Girl Scouts, and with new Brookdale students participating in the College Readiness Now program. More recently I have been appointed to the position of Assistant Department Chair.

What would you say is your most memorable moment – or moments – as a member of the Brookdale community?  
I like to help people, and one of my memorable moments involved serving as a French translator to help Francophone students communicate with their professor. I also helped a potential international student obtain information about transferring to Brookdale.

What do you think separates Brookdale from other colleges?
think Brookdale gives its students a personal experience in the classroom. The professors are caring, we make a point to connect with students, and we foster a comfortable learning atmosphere. The Math Lab in our department has Academic Tutors and we are all here to help our students succeed.