Italo Franco Rossi

Doctor of Education - Educational Leadership


Concord, CA.

While earning my degree, my greatest supporters were

My girlfriend Melissa, thank you for your endless support and encouragement to keep me on track. Trent and Tayla, thank you for being patient with me and giving me the space I needed to work at home. The Andrews Family, especially Frank Sr. and Frances, for always checking on me and for asking how my work was coming along. Also, thank you to all friends and family for your support.

My favorite SMC memory is

Sharing Friday evenings and Saturday classes with my cohort, as we shared our stories, challenges, celebrations, accomplishments, and goals. Also, working with all my professors and learning from their experiences and knowledge. Finally, visiting the Saint Mary's College Chapel after each weekend of classes to thank God for giving me this opportunity of being part of this beautiful journey.

I'm looking forward to most

Taking the time to relax, re-charge after a long journey of academic work, and concentrate on the things that I have been missing out on during this journey. I also plan on taking a short vacation somewhere, and spend more time with my loved ones! Additionally, I look forward to the next chapter of my career, I'm ready!
"You never fail until you stop trying." This is a quote that has influenced me since I was in high school. Being a student coming from a different country was always a challenge, so I learned to work hard in school in order to reach the success that I have been blessed with, so never stop trying!
— Albert Einstein