Rob Apap, BS’73 (Metro), Biology

A combination of a portrait and illustration of a man.

(Illustration: Matthew Hancock)

“My dad was a skilled tradesman, a sheet metal worker, and I saw how hard the job was and didn’t want that life for myself. After FDU, I put my biology degree to use in medical research and clinical work. Unfortunately, the government funding eventually dried up. I decided to go back to school and become a teacher. For 18 years, I taught anatomy, physiology and general biology at Waldwick (N.J.) High School, retiring in 2018. Having a college degree made a big difference when I decided to change careers and go into teaching as a middle-aged person.”