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Hazel Vega Quesada

Senior Researcher

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Dr. Vega Quesada is a manager for the project Building Capacity for Early Multilingual Learners: Bridging Literacy, Reading Recovery®, and ESOL at Clemson University. Broadly, Hazel's research examines language teachers’ professional identities and participatory approaches. She still collaborates with the IDEA Lab, leading a project to develop a digital tool for participatory data analysis. She earned her Ph.D. in Learning Sciences from Clemson University, her M.A. in Second Languages and Cultures and her B.S. in English Teaching from Universidad Nacional in Costa Rica. Hazel has worked with in-service and pre-service teachers and taught English as a foreign language for over 20 years in Costa Rica and the US.