Noyce Scholar Profile
Undergraduate major or graduate field of study: Biology
Subject area(s) and grade level teaching focus: Life Science, grades 7-12
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I grew up in Northville, MI with two older brothers and both of my parents. Although I lived in one place, I have been fortunate enough to travel the United States and the world on various service trips. I live my life as a product of my faith and am very passionate about service. Outside of academics, at Wittenberg I spend my time as a volunteer Young Life leader at Springfield High School, a member of Bloom Africa and Habitat for Humanity, as well as the sorority Gamma Phi Beta.
Why do you want to teach:
I want to teach so that I can inspire young students to continue to pursue education throughout their entire lives, find their passions and provide opportunities and outlets for them to grow as a person everyday.
Describe a memorable teaching experience:
In my very first education class at Wittenberg, I was assigned to tutor at Lincoln Elementary school. I mainly worked with one girl student for the 10 weeks of my field experience. Over one year later, I was volunteering at the Inauguration Day of Service event and helping to run a Promise Neighborhood block party. The student I worked with was at the party. It was great to see her, be able to talk with her again, and know that she was still doing well and continuing through her education.
What does the Noyce program mean to you:
The Noyce Program means the opportunity to take part in an incredible resource that will help to make sure that I am well prepared to go out into the field and start working with students. I, in turn, can provide the students with the opportunities and resources that they need to get the most out of their education and prepare and inspire them for life-long learning.