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DeAnna Kay Varela

Senior Lecturer Women's Studies Program

UT El Paso

My teaching philosophy and values reflect my overall commitment to social justice and change through education. I see teaching as an extension of my background as an activist and work with non-profits. As a facilitator of student-centered learning and success I strive to create a safe environment where students are able to take risks, share their personal experience and knowledge and practice new aptitudes.