Graduate Student Spotlights

Roberta Garbarini-Philippe

Higher and Postsecondary Education

Briefly tell us why you chose your program:
I developed a strong interest in higher education issues while working as administrative aide in the Arts & Science Department of Italian Studies.
My inspiration is:
If I could change the world, I would:
make sure that everybody has food, water, shelter, access to education and healthcare
Something I collect:
I don't like to collect anything
Why I went to Graduate School:
to develop professionally and pursue my research interests
The best gift I've ever received:
my children
My biggest challenge is:
juggling family, work, and graduate school without going insane
The professor who influenced me the most:
Matt Mayhew
How I take my coffee:
with milk and sugar
The most adventurous thing I've ever done is:
attending one year of high school abroad
My secret passion is:
What I do to de-stress:

Background Information

Where you grew up:
What are your plans after you graduate?
Apply for a EdD, advance my career in higher education
Honors, Awards, and Achievements:
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