Photo by LUIS SANTANA | Times -- Adjunct professor Cheryl DeFlavis, shown teaching a class Friday at Hillsborough Community College in Brandon, also teaches at Pasco-Hernando State College. Last year she made $18,000

DeFlavis, 34, had heard of adjunct professors like herself sleeping in cars and getting evicted. She knew firsthand of the low pay, the nonexistent benefits, the cobbled-together income that barely paid the bills.

But she still hadn’t expected to find herself here, outside a Brandon food bank in the long summer stretch between classes at Hillsborough Community College.

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