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VAC profile: Rob Tedesco (PhD in Musicology and Ethnomusicology)
Rob was born in Boston, Massachusetts and grew up just outside of the city. He describes Boston as gorgeous and historical with countless things to do. “The history here is amazing,” he says.
In 2011, Rob moved to New Zealand to complete his PhD in Musicology and Ethnomusicology. “I really enjoyed Central Auckland and everything that the city has to offer,” he reminisces. “The weather of Auckland is great, too. I’ll take the rain any day over the snow we get in Boston!
While studying at the University, Rob discovered an interest in student affairs. This translated into a two-year role as Assistant Director of Student Affairs at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, which is part of Tufts University.
Rob is now the Business Manager for Tisch College. “I am essentially responsible for Tisch’s finances and making sure everything is in order,” he explains.
Outside of work, Rob volunteers for a number of non-profit organisations and enjoys helping them with their budgeting. He also loves going to the gym, which he credits to his time at Les Mills in New Zealand.
Rob is keen to hear from alumni living in Boston.