Rogers, Erika

Email

603-563-1230

Director of Alumni & Development - Alumni & Development

B.A. University of NH,
M.S. University of Connecticut

A New Hampshire native, I came to Dubin School after completing my Masters Degree in Ecology to teach biology, marine biology and AP biology at Dublin School.  After six years of teaching, coaching dance and being a dorm parent, I worked in the college counseling office for two years before becoming Dir. of Development and Alumni Affairs in 2007. My interests include dance, travel, gardening, and fiber arts.  I live in Dublin NH with my husband and daughter. 

How would your friends describe you in three words? Hardworking, Friendly, Professional

What is your favorite course you have taken in high school or college? My favorite course was in college was entitled Eukaryotic Cell and Development or "Cell Hell" as many students called it because it was known to the hardest course to pass. The course taught the entire process of how a single fertilized cell divides, differentiates, and develops into a complete organism. The complexity and elegance of this process was mind-blowing. I will never forget the final exam, there was one question: "Make me a chicken?" 15 hand-written pages later when I walked out of the exam (there were no laptops then) I knew I had learned a lot.

What is your favorite place on campus and why? My favorite place on campus is the Quad. I love watching the comings and goings of everyday life - A student racing across so as not to be late for class, faculty members walking and talking on the way to lunch, Frisbees flying on the first warm spring day, Maypole dances, Winterfest tug-of war battles. It is truly our "living room." I also like thinking about all the alumni who have walked in and out of the Schoolhouse, imagining their younger selves and trying to connect the many stories they have told me over the years.

What mistake have you made that ended up leading to a positive outcome?  I built a house in Alstead NH. When my husband and I decided to build a house off campus in 2004 it caused a chain of events that shifted my career from the Dublin classroom to the administration - A choice that has had many positive outcomes for me, my family and I hope Dublin School. After six years of driving back and forth we ended up selling the house and moving back to Dublin - our true home. I am not sure I would be where I am now if we had not built that house. (So glad we built it, wish we could have got more for it when we sold it!)

If I had a free afternoon I would... Grab two ice coffees and head out with a friend to the nearest garden center to buy plants for my garden and then work in the garden until it is time to BBQ.