Susan Sabelli

College Professor and Clinical Coordinator of Human Services and Rehabilitation Counseling

I think that my generation of women are the ones that were able to start looking at themselves as individuals and were not bound by a lot of conventions that our mothers had to deal with. We were products of growing up in the 50s and 60s and that was the time when all types of things were possible to people. We were the ones that had job opportunities opened up. During the 60s and the 70s, it was a really exciting time. Women were not bound by the traditional rules, and were clearly not allowing ourselves to do that. So we flocked to education. And we were the biggest group of women who started coming into education and really sort of changed where we went.

Susan Sabelli was born in 1952 and grew up in Connecticut. She came to Worcester in1976 in order to attend graduate school at Assumption College and since graduating with her master’s she has worked at Assumption as a lecturer in Human Services and Rehabilitation Studies and as the Clinical Coordinator of Undergraduate Program in Human Services and Rehabilitation Studies and Graduate Program Rehabilitation Counseling. In this interview, Susan discusses the importance of education and the balance that she was able to have in her life between being a mother and a human services professional. Susan also touches on changes that she has seen in Worcester throughout the time that she has lived and worked in the area.
Interview Date: 
March 22, 2009
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