Cookbooks, kitchens, and restaurants hide secret family recipes and the stories behind them. Deborah Lee-Ferrand unearths these secrets of food and culture in her PhD research while teaching at William & Mary in Virginia. There, she found another passion in teaching students and learning alongside them.
Betsy Kerr is retiring after a 40-year career in the department of French & Italian. She reflects on teaching before and after the technological revolution, coordinating College in the Schools (CIS), and working with students. Her time at UMN has been rewarding and gratifying, but she is excited about the opportunities that retirement holds.
Joseph Rojas learned abroad in three countries and three languages. He discusses how his experiences in Brazil, Venezuela, and France informed his career path. “Adaptability and flexibility are two of the greatest skills I learned as a result of studying abroad.”