Mitra Sadeghpour, DM, joins the faculty at St. Olaf College in the fall of 2021. in addition to teaching voice, she is an opera educator and consultant for opera companies and university opera programs. She holds a doctorate from Indiana University, and served as Education Director for Minnesota Opera for two seasons. She has also had a 20 year career in higher education, teaching voice and opera at St. Olaf College, University of Wisconsin-River Falls, University of Northern Iowa, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, and Luther College. Mitra is a frequent adjudicator and is an active member of NATS where she currently serves as chair of the special events committee for the Minnesota chapter. She has also served as NATS national Vice President of Outreach, chair of Student Activities for the Central Region, and has hosted the prestigious NATS Intern Program. In 2021, Dr. Sadeghopur was a member of the highly competitive Leadership Intensive held by Opera America, and she was also in the inaugural cohort of the Women's Opera Network Mentorship Program. She loves dogs, traveling, gardening, and coffee.