Noyce Scholar Profile
Undergraduate major or graduate field of study: Physics
Subject area(s) and grade level teaching focus: Physics and Mathematics, grades 6-12
Category of scholarship/fellowship:
Fifth year or post-baccalaureate Noyce scholar
Name of Noyce institution:
Current academic or teaching status:
MAT 5th Year Program
School and school district:
Volunteer at Mililani Middle School
I was born and raised in Mililani, Hawaii and am a graduate of Kamehameha Schools Kapalama. I am a recent graduate of Pacific University with a B.S. in Physics. At Pacific, I was involved with Na Haumana O Hawaii as a Peer Mentor Coordinator, the secretary of the Physics Club, and a member of Phi Eta Sigma.
Why do you want to teach:
I want to teach because I was taught at an early age that giving back to your community is one of the best gifts a person can give. I hope that as a teacher I can influence society’s future leaders to constantly want to learn more and become successful in whatever their dreams may be.
Describe a memorable teaching experience:
One of my favorite teaching experiences was my high school physics class. I really enjoyed it because my teacher was very interactive. We would sing songs, play games, and have interactive demonstrations. It’s something that I remember because the presentation of material was always different, which allowed me to retain more information, some of which I can remember to this day.
What does the Noyce program mean to you:
The Noyce Program is important to me because I think that it’s very important for students to not only learn math and science, but for them to learn to enjoy it. By helping me with my education, the Noyce Program is allowing me to learn all I can to be the best teacher I can be. This will allow me to have a positive impact on my students and hopefully help them enjoy math and science as much as I do.