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Mr. Felipe Rivera

Department: Geography (Management Information Systems)

Country of Origin: Colombia

Language(s) Spoken Other Than English: Spanish

Areas of Research Interest: Applied Information Technology

How Long Have You Been in the U.S.? Since 1988

How Long Have You Been at SIUE? I have been at this school since 1990. I was a student here from 1990 to 1997.

What Do You Like Most About SIUE? I really appreciate how friendly people are here, it means a lot to me. Also, the campus and facilities here are beautiful, really superb.

What Do You Find To Be the Biggest Difference Between the U.S. and Your Home Country? I would say that the degree of respect for human rights is the biggest difference between Colombia and the United States. The respect for individual human rights is so much greater here in the U.S. than in my home country.

Interesting Facts About You: I am very passionate about physical fitness. I taught Salsa (dance) classes in the student fitness center for 4 years. Spring of 2011 was my final semester teaching Salsa, but I have very much enjoyed it.

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