Claudia Rodas is an associate clinical professor in the College of Education, NAU alumna and statewide HSI advisor to the provost. She’s also a mom, wife and educator who sat down with NAU Communications to share a little bit about herself.
My father loved to read and tell stories. I remember our times reading together, going for walks and talking about our favorite books. From an early age, he told me that I would be the first to graduate from college and that he would do everything in his power to make it happen. I saw my father cry for the first time when he saw me wearing my undergraduate regalia. I know he was smiling in heaven when I was able to complete my Ph.D.
The road has not been easy, and there were times when I wanted to give up. No one outside my family supported my dreams, not even my teachers. I was told that I was not smart and that I would never make it to college. My dad’s teachings and the support of my family have been my drive to continue moving forward. Read more here from the NAU Review.