Fresh Voices: Composition at Cal Poly


Rosalia Rochon profiles Cal Poly faculty member Dr. Peggy Papathakis and her sincere concern for public health. What aspects of Papathakis’s personality does Rochon emphasize in this profile, and how does Rochon use specific events to support her claims about Papathakis? A major focus in this essay is Papathakis’s work with HIV-infected mothers and infants. How would the initial focus of the essay shift if Papathakis’s HIV work had a more prominent position in the introduction? Consider how Rochon uses her personal feelings as support for Papathakis’s influential nature and desire to create change in the world beyond her academic specialization.