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Kelly Brooks

What are some of your hobbies?  Bowling; Anything Disney; Traveling; Spending time with family and friends

What is your favorite book, movie, music, quote, or historical figure?  My newest favorite book is The Crooked Christmas Tree (released on October 3, 2017), I have a few favorite movies to include Shawshank Redemption, The Lion King, Gifted, Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium; I enjoy listening to various music but my favorite is Contemporary Christian; some of my favorite quotes are: 

  • “You’re braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.”-Christopher Robin
  • “Live as if you were to die tomorrow.  Learn as if you were to live forever.” – Mahatma Gandhi
  • “Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened; Happiness never decreases by being shared - Buddha

What are the most important skills in a new/potential hire? Soft skills, the ability to communicate effectively, the ability to apply what you already know and the ability to listen, observe, and learn

Why is a faculty mentor important and beneficial to students? A faculty mentor can help guide a student to available resources, serve as a listening ear and confidant

Where are you located (campus)?  Daytona Beach Campus; Building 500; Room 143  and Flagler/Palm Coast Campus; Building 2; Room 105C

What made you want to pursue your education and career in STEM? I had many positive family influences to include a grandmother who was a mathematician and a mother who is a microbiologist.   I always enjoyed computing mathematics and always wanted to pursue a career doing what I enjoyed; once I began teaching in graduate school, I fell in love with teaching and wanted to be a teacher.

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Last updated: 2018-02-08T21:13:19.436Z