Noyce Scholar Profile
Undergraduate major or graduate field of study: Biochemistry
Subject area(s) and grade level teaching focus: chemistry
Category of scholarship/fellowship:
Name of Noyce institution:
Kennesaw State University
Current academic or teaching status:
School and school district:
Fulton County Schools System
I am currently a senior at Kennesaw State University majoring in Biochemistry with a minor in Applied Statistics. My teaching experience started while employed as an Instructional Paraprofessional beginning in 2007. For the past three years I have been a Substitute Teacher for the Fulton County Schools System. In 2012 I was given the opportunity to complete research as an undergraduate at my college. I have presented research in the filed of mycology at the 2013 Georgia Academy of Sciences. Additionally,I will be presenting at the 2013 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students in Nashville. Some of my co-curricular activities are: Fulton County Juvenile Court System CASA(Court Appointed Advocate for Children), Cobb County CERT(Community Emergency Response Team) member, and a Kennesaw State STEM Scholar.
Why do you want to teach:
Initially I would like teach students at the high school, than eventually teach at a medical college.I believe that students deserve and should be inspired to excel in their dreams.I firmly believe that good preparation begins with a well prepared, experienced,and knowledgeable teacher. Furthermore, teaches with a STEM background are highly needed for students to be able to compete in technology science, engineering, and math.
Describe a memorable teaching experience:
My most memorable teaching experience involved working with at risk high school students at an alternative school. I remember how these students connected with me and trusted me with their personal and academic lives. It was a pleasure to see them graduate and be accepted into college.
What does the Noyce program mean to you:
The Noyce program has provided me with boundless opportunities. The program allows students to attend conferences and gain real experience working with students. I feel very fortunate to be a participant in the program. My hopes are that the Noyce program will ignite a more vivid passion for those us who are interested in academically influencing a young person live.