Name: Cecilia Elena Rouse
Hometown: Del Mar, CA
What did you do this summer?
I spent a good part of the summer with my family in France, Switzerland, and Prague. We took a long overdue vacation.
What do you think are the most pressing policy issues, domestic and international, that we need to work on?
I believe that ensuring public institutions (of all kinds) are structured adequately for our changing population and the increasingly global economy is key, especially as we continue recovering from the Great Recession. I’m thinking of not only of reform of our entitlement programs and provision of education and health care, but also of the various policies in place that affect the business environment.
Who’s your favorite Princetonian, living or dead, real or fictional?
There are too many wonderful Princetonians to choose from.
What’s the best meal you’ve eaten in Princeton?
My husband’s chicken with black beans and rice.
In one sentence, what do you actually do all day?
At the moment, as dean I’m spending a lot of time listening.
What is your greatest guilty pleasure?
Watching bad movies.
What is the one thing you want to change the most about Princeton/WWS?
More places to go for lunch and dinner.