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Aikaterini Skokotas

Associate Professor, Biology

Aikaterini

What advice would you give your college self?

Don't be set in your ways. Take advantage of opportunities that might come your way. You never know how these might change your career goals and life in the future.

 

What is the greatest advice your mentor has given you?

"Don't sweat the small stuff"

 

What does the Rosemont mission mean to you?

"Excellence and joy in the pursuit of knowledge." If you do what you love then you are more likely to be happy and fulfilled. Your passion will inspire others and you can make an impact in this world.

 

Would you rather be invisible or be able to read minds?

Be able to read minds. Being invisible can reveal others' actions but not their true intent.

 

Who would you like to show a little love to in the Rosemont Community?

The two people that had the greatest impact on my life at Rosemont College were Richard Kroll and Sue Varimbi. They were amazing mentors, colleagues, and friends. Unfortunately, they both passed away in recent years but have left a remarkable legacy in the Sciences.

 

Campus Involvement: Has worked at Rosemont College for 19 years, mentors students, helps find internships for her students


Name 5 things you love (other than your family) or love doing?

  • Making new discoveries with my research students
  • Traveling and exploring new cultures
  • The warm climate and living near the ocean
  • Doing home projects and renovations
  • Cooking/baking and having large gatherings with friends and family

What is your favorite city/town? Why?

Paris is just magical to me. You are surrounded by so much history and culture, and the music and language capture the essence of the city. My first visit was during my honeymoon some 20 years ago. We just recently visited with our children and it was just as thrilling now as it was back then.

 

Who or what inspires you?

My parents, being immigrants in this country, from an early age inspired me to have a love of learning and a strong work ethic. Today, it is my students who inspire me each day to always strive to do my very best, and I hope that this is something that I can instill in them as well.


What is the furthest you have ever traveled?

The Sahara Desert of Morocco bordering the Atlas Mountains of Algeria.

 

How do you relive stress?

Going to the gym.