Name: Luis F. Olivieri-Robert
Hometown: Carolina, Puerto Rico
How long have you been at Durham Tech? What’s your current position here? Have you had any others?
I was a Spanish instructor from 2003 until 2006 with Continuing Education. Since 2006, I have worked as an adjunct instructor of Spanish and history.
Which college or pro sports team do you root for?
NCSU and Boston Red Sox. I closely follow international competitions (basketball, volleyball, baseball, soccer, and track & field). I am myself a world-ranked Masters track and field competitor in long jump and javelin.
Do you volunteer in the community? If so, for which organization? What do you do?
I am a former board president and active volunteer with the NC Society of Hispanic Professionals. I’m also the Latino ministry coordinator for Grace Church in Chapel Hill.
What was your very first job? What did you learn from it?
Babysitter (mid 1970s); cleaner and gatekeeper for the University Episcopal Center (late 1970s). Do what is requested and expected from you and always put an extra effort. Be eager to learn.
Complete the following sentence: In my spare time, I like to…
garden, travel, and walk.
If you could have a dinner party with any three people (living or dead, real or fictional), who would be on your guest list?
My great-grandparents and Jesus.