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    Professor Ilyssa Monda’s Keys To Success

    “Know what you want, know how to ask for it.”   A phrase that inspires confidence, said by none other than Professor Ilyssa Monda. Monda teaches neuroscience, a subject she is extremely passionate about, in addition to psychopathology and psychopharmacology. Monda serves as an inspiration to students, as she has worked hard to overcome the many obstacles that going into the field of science as a woman entails. She also opens up discussing how stressful academic life really is, as well as how she found her passion for neuroscience.     Monda initially started out as a pre-med student, double majoring in biology and psychology with the typical workload of psychology…

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    John “Tito” Gerassi

    Instantly recognized on the Queens College campus, his name serves as a fitting headline for any article. Born in France on July 1931, Tito passed away in a hospice center in New York City on July 26, 2012. At 81-years-old, he was the only professor who could walk in to a classroom wearing a spandex muscle shirt and get away with it. Son of French artist, Fernando Gerassi, godson of 20th century philosopher, Jean Paul Sarte, Tito was a man of many labels: activist, author, educator, father and journalist, he made sure that everyone he came across knew his views and that he was not shy in voicing them. Gerassi was…