New Employee Spotlights – Natasha and Jose

Natasha Schuh-Nuhfer is the new STEM Education Coordinator for Prince William County and will also help run our Teacher Professional Development.

Natasha previously served as the Director of the Teacher Enrichment Program at the Center for Excellence in Education, supporting underserved rural and urban STEM teachers and their students. Natasha was responsible for the program’s launch in Virginia in 2012 and subsequent implementation in nine other states. She received her Ph.D. in Microbiology from the University of Virginia and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the National Institutes of Health. She has volunteered at the Smithsonian Natural History Museum in D.C. and currently volunteers at the Air and Space Museum’s Udvar-Hazy Center in Dulles. Natasha is passionate about exposing kids to STEM and creating awareness of the wide variety of STEM career fields available to them through traditional and non-traditional routes. Natasha can be contacted at nschuhnuhfer@nvcc.edu


Jose Alagarin is the new STEM Education Coordinator for Fairfax County and will also help run our Robotics program.

Jose previously worked as the STEM Recruitment and Outreach Coordinator at Eastern Kentucky University where he led recruitment efforts, taught environmental education lessons to K-12 students, and coordinated the College of Science’s STEM Camp for high school students. Jose has a Bachelor’s in Physical Sciences/Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology from the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez and a Master’s in Geography/Applied Atmospheric Sciences from Ball State University. Jose can be reached at jalgarin@nvcc.edu

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