Alisha Diliberto '02

Which dorm(s) did you live in?
I lived in Best Hall during my freshman and sophomore years, then I moved off campus for my junior and senior years.

Which staff/faculty member inspired you most?
Anne Bewley [former associate professor of social sciences and education]. She was a great professor and I learned a lot from her. She wasn't afraid to be herself and she made class enjoyable.

How might your classmates remember you?
I hope in a good way!

What are you doing these days?
I am a police officer in Waltham, Mass.

What's your rank?
Patrolman. My day-to-day job is great. Each day is something new.

How did you get from your major, psychology, to the police force?
I always knew I wanted to be a police officer. Going from psychology to law enforcement wasn't that big of a stretch. I'm still working with people and helping them with their issues.

Any interesting cases you can tell us about?
I deal with a lot of domestic issues. And each case is different. Right now I am working with the Department of Social Services in a custody case that was a result of a domestic fight.

So, which TV cop show gets it right?
I would say "COPS" gets it right. All those "CSI" shows are a little far-fetched.

What was the last book you read?
Paddy Whacked: The Untold Story of the Irish-American Gangster.

Favorite movie?
"Run Fatboy Run."

Favorite quote?
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” -- Mark Twain

Anything that your classmates would be surprised to know about you?
Ummm. . . I'm still the same. Although now I have a gun. They might be surprised at that.


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