Noyce Scholar Profile
Undergraduate major or graduate field of study: Biology
Subject area(s) and grade level teaching focus: Biology
Category of scholarship/fellowship:
Master Teaching Fellow
Name of Noyce institution:
Wake Forest University
Current academic or teaching status:
1st year grad student
School and school district:
I grew up in West Virginia. My father was a high school math teacher and my mother was an accountant. I came to Wake Forest to get the best education possible.
Why do you want to teach:
My father was a high school math teacher and I saw how much fulfillment he received from watching students learn and improve and I want that feeling as well as to help students learn.
Describe a memorable teaching experience:
While leading a Bible study for middle school students while I was home from college, I got the impression that no one was really listening to what I was saying until a week later I heard him telling his mother the same things I had taught the class. This is memorable to me because it was the first time I had really seen something I had said have an impact on another person.
What does the Noyce program mean to you:
The Noyce program was a way to continue to pursue my education without having to go seriously in debt to do it. Without the Noyce program, there is almost no way I would be able to pursue a career in education.