Angela Gasparri ’13
takes the gift of knowledge seriously—especially after what she’s been through. As a single mother, she’s battled financial woes and dyslexia, but this didn’t stop her from earning her Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (B.I.S.) degree, majoring in health services administration. While working full-time, she took courses at the College of Continuing Education’s Feinstein Providence Campus with other adults in similar circumstances—those who either hadn’t been to college or had attended but never received a degree. The program even afforded her the opportunity to travel to China to observe the country’s health care system, a field she hopes to continue working in here in the U.S. A respiratory therapist at Rhode Island Hospital, Angela plans to pursue a master’s degree later in her career.