Noyce Scholar Profile
Undergraduate major or graduate field of study: Mathematics, Secondary Education
Subject area(s) and grade level teaching focus: Mathematics, grades 9-12
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I grew up in Ellicott City, Maryland with my parents and my little brother. I attended Howard High School where I played varsity lacrosse and soccer and was a captain of both teams. Along with that, I was also a member of the National Honor Society and editor-in-chief of our high school year book. From Howard High, I moved onto Towson University to pursue my love for teaching. Currently, I play club lacrosse and am a sports club supervisor here as well. I am a huge Pittsburgh Steelers fan (all of my family is from Pittsburgh)!! Other than teaching and sports, my favorite thing is traveling. I studied abroad in Europe over the summer, and now have the travel bug!
Why do you want to teach:
It’s pretty simple, I want to teach because I want to make a difference.
Describe a memorable teaching experience:
In my senior year of high school, I participated in an internship at a local middle school. Here, I was given my first opportunity to teach an entire class as well as work one on one with disabled students. As my first teaching experience, and only one to date, it was one of the hardest, yet most rewarding things I’ve done. It’s amazing to see the progress the students make from one point to the next and how you impacted that yourself!
What does the Noyce program mean to you:
The Noyce program is so important because it provides us with the ability to reach our dreams. Not only does it help each of us financially so we can focus on school instead of work, but it introduces us to so many new people with whom we can share all of our experiences.