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2021-2022 Graduate Student Ambassadors- Tangie Fleming

Program Area of Study

Ph.D., Learning and Teaching in STEM


A wife, mother, and dog-lover, Tangie Fleming obtained both her B.S. in Technology Education (’98) and M.A. in Liberal Studies (’02) from NC State University. She also has a Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship from the Kenan-Flagler Business School at UNC-Chapel Hill. A strong proponent of entrepreneurship, Tangie opened her consulting company, TGF Consulting, in 2013. She has a professional background that includes serving as a statistician at NCAA basketball tournament games, managing research and professional development conferences, researching the school-to-prison pipeline, and working with groups that encourage students to pursue graduate education. Tangie’s research interests focus on data visualization and presentation. 

Why NC State?

I feel that education opens doors to numerous opportunities. I personally plan to use my degree to better serve my consulting clients and to teach others how to better and more effectively present data.

One insight gained so far…

This is a quote that I was introduced to recently, and I think it speaks volumes: “Understand this if you understand nothing: it is a powerful thing to be seen” ― Akwaeke Emez 

I first stepped on NC State’s campus as a freshman in 1993. I am amazed at the growth the university has made in its steps towards inclusivity, down to something as simple as choosing to use your “preferred name” on most documentation. When you feel seen, you feel appreciated and valued – anyone who feels valued is going to experience some level of success.