Meet Jesse Stabile Morrell ’99, ’04G, ’13G, nutrition program coordinator, director of the UNH-in-Italy program, and principal lecturer in the agriculture, nutrition and food systems department. Stabile Morrell is passionate about healthy eating and was instrumental in the implementation of the Guiding Stars nutrition rating system on campus. She is also the reason that halogen lamps aren’t allowed in residence halls in New Hampshire. Want to know why? You’ll have to ask her!
What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Afternoon clambake on the beach with good friends and family.
What is your greatest extravagance?
Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
I was thinking...
Which talent would you most like to have?
Ability to sing (even a little).
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
My education. Grateful to have been supported by my husband all the way, but earning my undergraduate and graduate degrees while raising children is something I am proud of.
If you were to die and come back as a person or a thing, what would it be?
Tough one! I’m sure I will want more time to watch my grandchildren grow.
Where would you most like to live?
I wouldn’t leave New England but wouldn’t mind a little house with a porch looking out on the ocean.
Who are your favorite writers?
So hard! A couple of favorites: Khaled Hosseini, Richard Russo.
Who is your favorite hero of fiction?
Sentimental favorite: Scout Finch.
What is your motto?
Don’t ask permission, beg for forgiveness.