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Our guest for this bonus episode is Derek LaMontagne, a current graduate student at the University of Florida. Derek shares his efforts to preserve graduate student housing at UF which is part of a growing nationwide movement of graduate student protests. He also gives ways for others to help their cause.


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About the Podcast

Dustin Ramsdell


Dustin Ramsdell

Dustin Ramsdell is a Higher EdTech content creator and influencer who aims to drive meaningful conversations with top leaders in the field. His show, The Higher Ed Geek Podcast, explores all the nuances of higher education, with a focus on innovative technology and practices from his fellow professionals. Dustin also currently works as the Community Engagement Lead at Pathify. He loves craft beer, good pizza, and sustainability. Dustin lives happily in Delaware with his wife, Jenn, their daughter, Ellie.

Derek LaMontagne


Derek LaMontagne

Derek LaMontagne is a chemistry graduate student at the University of Florida. When he’s not in the lab experimenting with nanoparticles or advocating for the environment, he's rallying to save one of UF’s most precious yet overlooked resources: graduate housing. Three years ago, UF announced its plan to close and destroy Maguire Village and University Village South, two historic and beautiful graduate/family housing complexes on campus, by the summer of 2023. As a proud resident of Maguire Village, Derek has spearheaded the campaign to prevent his home and community from being demolished.

The Higher Ed Geek

The Higher Ed Geek Podcast explores the impact of edtech on the student experience by speaking with diverse leaders from institutions, companies, and nonprofit organizations. Each week we aim to provide an engaging, fun, and relevant dose of professional development that honors the wide range of work happening all across the higher ed ecosystem. Come geek out with us! 

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