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Portrait: Rija and Mathéo 

click to enlarge Rija Ramahatra and his son, Mathéo, - at Niquette Bay State Park in Colchester - CAT CUTILLO
  • Cat Cutillo
  • Rija Ramahatra and his son, Mathéo, at Niquette Bay State Park in Colchester

For 12 years, Rija Ramahatra has worked as associate program director for the master's degree in nursing at Norwich University. He left briefly in 2018 to begin medical school at the University of Medicine and Health Sciences on the Caribbean island of Saint Kitts and Nevis. But when the pandemic hit, his school closed temporarily, and Ramahatra moved back to Vermont so that he could rejoin Norwich. He also works part time as a medical assistant at Central Vermont Medical Center's ExpressCare clinic in Berlin, which has offered COVID-19 testing this year. His wife, Brooke Bento Ramahatra, is a traveling nurse currently working in the University of Vermont Medical Center's women's health services. Their 4-year-old son, Mathéo, is in his first year of preschool, attending both the YMCA in Winooski and Poker Hill School in Underhill.

This article was originally published in Seven Days' monthly parenting magazine, Kids VT.

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Cat Cutillo

Cat Cutillo

Cat is a multimedia journalist for Seven Days and Kids VT. Her multimedia storytelling series Vermont Visionaries spotlights role models and people inspiring kids. The video series also appears on WCAX.


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