We need to find solutions that can really improve the quality of life within our communities, such that everyone can thrive.
I try to invite people from different places and take a cross-cultural approach in research.
I consider this to be the greatest job. I never want to do anything else because I love puzzles and problem solving, and there’s also this translational angle of helping people.
In my own life, education has played such a huge role. It transformed my life. That’s really where I want to give – to help students complete their education.
It’s really just incredible to think back on my career and remember all of the milestones and changes I’ve seen here. USF has certainly become a big part of my life and I will forever be grateful to all the directors, deans and fellow staff members that have made these years so wonderful.
It’s something I see as an obligation to try to find out more information about these sites before we lose them. But, it's also kind of a privilege to work at some of these impressive sites.