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Q&A with Adjunct Professor of Mathematics Lisa Capouellez

By Jessica Baysdell

Staff Writer

Close of of mz. Capoullez‘s face

What made you want to work at RU?

“I love working at Rochester University. I work here because I love the environment and the people. Everyone is so nice and respectful. I am so happy with the experience here at Rochester University and I am now entering my fifth year at this wonderful place.“


What is the most rewarding part of your job?

“The most rewarding part of my job is being able to help people and have students understand math. To touch a life and have someone say, ‘I now understand math because of you,’ makes me so happy.”


What do you like to do in your free time?

“Before becoming a teacher, I would do math problems in my spare time just for fun. I also love playing the piano. When I feel stressed, I play a fast song so that I can pound on the keys, and when I want to relax, I play something very slow and melodic. I also like going for walks.”


Where did you grow up?

“I grew up in Shelby Township, which is close to Rochester University. I went to Eisenhower High School and earned my degrees at Oakland University.“


What’s are you most passionate about?

“I am passionate about helping people and spending as much time as I can with the ones I love.“


What has been your most embarrassing moment?

“My most embarrassing moment that I can remember is going into a dark movie theater as a teenager and sitting down in a seat that already had a man sitting in it. His wife or girlfriend was wondering who I was.“


What is the biggest obstacle you’ve had to overcome?

“The biggest obstacle I have had to overcome is having cancer. I cherish all my days since I became a cancer survivor.“

What advice do you have for students?

“Follow your dreams and be all that you want to be.”

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