Paul Rabaut


They say that if you find a job you love then you never work a day in your life. Let’s just say I stopped working in the fall of 2014 when I became a full time biology instructor at the HCC Ybor campus. I view teaching as a privilege. It is never lost on me the power that a teacher has over our thoughts and world view. Some of my favorite teachers and mentors launched my life on an entirely different trajectory and I try to have the same impact in my classes and our community. The hippie in me tends to bend my teaching more toward the sustainability perspective in the classroom, as well as in my outside life. I am a member of several sustainability committees, as well as the faculty advisor for a student club focused on the environment (SFE). In the community, I try to teach methods of sustainable living, gardening, waste reduction, and the value of composting. I have a small urban farm full of chickens, fish, composting maggots, broccoli, and my garden cat Henry. I received my B.S. in Microbiology from the University of Florida and my graduate degree in Molecular Biology from the University of South Florida. So, in the few hours when I am not teaching, you can find me wandering through the veggie garden chatting with my wife and daughter.

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