Aimee Nelson has proudly supported prospective and current teachers in various capacities in higher education for the last ten years. She is currently the Director of the Center for Careers in Teaching at California State University, Fullerton (CSUF). In this role, Aimee oversees outreach, recruitment, advising and student support services for students pursuing in a career in education. This position also allows her to represent CSUF and the Cal State University system in statewide and national efforts focused on issues of teacher recruitment and retention. She represents CSUF (the only institution in California) on the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education’s (AACTE) Networked Improvement Community, an initiative created to investigate recruitment and retention strategies and challenges for African-American and Hispanic/Latino men. She was awarded the 2016 California Teachers Association State Gold Award for her work as co-founder of the Cultivating Teacher Leaders program, a multi-tiered approach to mitigate the California teacher shortage. Aimee is a Cal State Fullerton alumna, earning her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in psychology.
Director of the Center for Careers in Teaching