Dr. De Sousa-Brown earned both her Masters and
Ph.D. from WVU Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design,
after spending years working in Africa and in Rome, Italy for Food and
Agriculture Organization, UN. Both her MS
Thesis and Ph.D. Dissertation as well as her other research papers centered
around development-related issues, like income inequality, high school
dropouts, human capital, small businesses and entrepreneurship and economic
growth of West Virginia. Dr. De
Sousa-Brown has more than 15 years of experience in Higher Education, advising,
teaching and mentoring diverse student populations, where 8 of these years have
been in International Education (Study Abroad). She serves on the Board of Directors for the
Council for International Programs. She enjoys cooking, sewing, outdoor
activities, meeting new people and learning about new languages and cultures.
I am excited to partner with RBA students to achieve their
goals. I am a firm believer of lifelong
learning – your education is an asset that no one can take away from you.