Olgha B. Qaqish, Ph.D. is a collaborative educator, mentor, and a self-directed lifelong learner, experienced working with students in all levels in science, math, engineering, and technology (STEM). Dr. Qaqish has co-authored a mathematics textbooks: Algebra Essentials. She is currently a postdoctoral research assistant at the College of Engineering in the Dean’s office at North Carolina State University. She also is a co-instructor of BME 490: Research in Engineering with Dr. Ashley Brown and Dr. Christine Grant. Dr. Qaqish earned her Master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering from North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and earned her Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering from Boston University. She is a strong advocate for exploring strategies for successful academic achievement at all levels of education and customizes her educational approach to enhance the diversity of strengths of each individual student while also shoring up areas of relative weaknesses. She is a tireless advocate for her STEM students.