Talithia is the Associate Dean for Research and Experiential Learning and an Associate Professor of Mathematics at Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, California. In 2015, she received the Mathematical Association of America’s Henry L. Alder Award for Distinguished Teaching by a Beginning College or University Mathematics Faculty Member, which honors faculty whose teaching is effective, extraordinary and extends its influence beyond the classroom. Active in her faith community, she serves as a Christian marriage mentor with her husband and is the mother of three boys.