Althea started teaching English as a second language in 2000, when she moved to West Africa. Over the next seven years she lived and taught in Senegal, Niger and Benin. In 2007 she moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota, where she taught ESL to immigrants and refugees at the Hubbs Center and developmental reading at St. Paul College. Her teaching passions include integrating culture and social justice issues in the classroom, building critical thinking skills in her students, and teaching with technology. Althea also serves as an Insight Advisor for new freshman and particularly enjoys welcoming international students to WPI.
Althea has also spent time living and working in Haiti, Ecuador, Greenland and Antarctica. She has traveled extensively in Southeast Asia, North and West Africa, Central and South America, the Caribbean and Europe.