Dr. Rick Repetti is a native New Yorker who grew up in the NYC public housing projects in Queens. Raised in a blue collar, ethnic family of nine, he was a HS Dropout who went to college 8 years later, after working as a truck driver, among many other jobs. Professionally and academically, he has had a long relationship with CUNY (City University of New York). He attended Lehman College, Hunter College, and Brooklyn College. He earned his M Phil in 2003 and his PhD in Philosophy in 2005 from CUNY Graduate School.