What do you like about working at LCN?

I joined LCN’s board because I believe in its mission of lifelong learning, intergenerational literacy development, and educational/career support for our Norristown community.

Why is lifelong learning important to you?

Descartes once said, “I think, therefore I am.” I would modify that a bit to say: “I learn, therefore I am.” For me, lifelong learning is the way in which we evolve in the world on both micro and macro levels. When we stop learning, we stop existing; and, more importantly, we stop progressing.

Who inspired you to teach?

An educator who inspired me is Rutgers University English Professor, Dr. Raffey Habib. During my time as an undergrad and grad student at RU, Dr. Habib nurtured my curiosity and my rebellious spirit. He introduced me to interesting areas of study, such as critical theory and Islamic history and literature, which paved the way for how I look at the world. His teaching style also informed my own pedagogical techniques, and I reflected on his practice often when I began teaching my own college courses.

Fun fact:

A fun fact about me is that I once went skydiving. It was one of the most exhilarating experiences of my life, but I would never do it again!