The University of Rhode Island's History department welcomed professor Joelle Rollo-Koster, avid traveller and inquisitive researcher, as its new department chair this year. "I like to do research and to teach," she said. "This is not something professors are trained for."
But Rollo-Koster is experienced when it comes to adapting to a new environment. She has traveled to many countries in Europe and some places that don't have running water or electricity, she said. "You realize what you're worth," Rollo-Koster said about traveling. She said being put in a brand new situation is "great for the brain" and forces you to "adapt quickly."
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