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WC Spotlight - Dr. Daniela Simmons

Name:  Dr. Daniela Simmons

Position:  Adjunct Faculty, WCWC

Hometown:  Sofia, Bulgaria

How long have you been at WC?  Since August 2014.

What were your previous jobs?  Faculty and Research Assistant at UNT, Director of Memory Care and Alzheimer’s Community.

What is the best part of your job?  Communicating with the students and helping them to develop a positive attitude about education, personal growth and participating as a member of society.

What are your favorite things to do when you are not working?  Being with my family and friends, being at the beach or the lake, cooking.

What was your favorite vacation?  Vising Paris and London a couple of years ago.

What event helped shape your life?  The passing of my father when I was in my second year of college.

Who is the most famous person you have personally met?  I personally met with the First Lady of Bulgaria in 2000. Also, that same year, the then-heads of the Bulgarian governmental departments in education, health and social services; the president of UNT, Neal Joseph Smatresk; and the president of the World Federation for Mental Health.

How would you describe the activity level of campus life?  Highly dynamic, meaningful and interesting.

Why is campus life important?  Because when students have opportunities to communicate and to get to know each other, their years in college become more meaningful and exciting; they have the feeling they belong to a community.

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