Faculty Spotlight: Allegra Chen-Carrel
The assistant professor talks about her favorite spots in the city, being curious, and connecting with students.
Why did you choose to work at USF?
I love the commitment to building community and the energy of USF’s students, faculty, and staff.
What is your favorite place in San Francisco?
I love the secret staircases around the city that have beautiful gardens and art like the Filbert Street steps and the 16th Ave steps.
What advice do you have for incoming students?
Notice what questions or topics are stimulating to you, and go the extra mile to find the courses, readings, thought partners, etc. to explore your interest — getting to lean into your curiosity is such a perk of school.
What are you looking forward to doing on campus this year?
Connecting with students!
What was your first job as a teenager?
I helped landscape city parks, and then worked behind the counter at a skewer restaurant.
What is one book you would recommend?
How Far the Light Reaches.