For the past four years, Dr. Mysti Rudd has been an Assistant Professor of English at Texas A&M University at Qatar (TAMUQ), an international branch campus offering degrees in mechanical, chemical, petroleum, or electrical and computer engineering. Although she considers herself a Compositionist—having earned her Ph.D. in Composition/TESOL from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 2012—she started out as a chemistry major at St. Olaf College in 1980 and has taught chemistry and math in high school, preparing her to enjoy the unique challenges of working with STEM students. Dr. Rudd recently received a grant that funded a trip for 4 TAMUQ students and 2 professors to visit innovative engineering educational programs at Olin, Purdue, and iFoundry. Inspired by the practices they observed at these institutions, this group hopes to positively impact engineering education at TAMUQ. In addition to her faculty appointment, Dr. Rudd also serves as Director of the Academic Success Center.