Noyce Scholar Profile
Undergraduate major or graduate field of study: Interdisciplinary Studies
Subject area(s) and grade level teaching focus: Math/Science, grades 4-8
Category of scholarship/fellowship:
Name of Noyce institution:
University of Texas at Arlington
Current academic or teaching status:
School and school district:
I was born and raised in Bedford, TX. In 2010, I graduated from Trinity High School. Go Trojans! I competed competitively in soccer and volleyball during my junior high and high school years. Currently, I am a junior in the Mid-Level Math/Science Education Program at the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA). At UTA, I am the Secretary of the Collegiate Middle Level Association and member of Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society. Outside of my studies, I love spending time with my family and friends.
Why do you want to teach:
Ever since I was little, I dreamed of becoming a teacher. After getting to spend time teaching in a classroom, my passion for wanting to help students succeed not only in school but also in all aspects of their life was solidified.
Describe a memorable teaching experience:
My most memorable teaching experience is when I had the opportunity to tutor a student who was struggling in math. It was really rewarding to see her make an A on her next math test and to see how proud she was of her accomplishment. On my last day in her class, this student gave me a handmade thank you card that I will cherish forever.
What does the Noyce program mean to you:
The Noyce Program has not only given me the opportunity to continue my education with peace of mind about my financial situation, but it has also given me valuable experiences and tools as a future teacher.