I am graduating as a History major and received the PA Level I teaching certification (Grades 7-12) in Social Studies. During my time here, I have been a member of Feminists in Action, a volunteer for Phoenixville Area Positive Alternatives, a Resident Adviser, a Student Leadership Consultant, and the President of the History Honor Society. During my summers, I also worked at two local museums, Pennsbury Manor and The Mercer Museum, as an educational development intern. I did my student teaching at Spring Ford Senior High School where I taught four honors courses and one academic co-taught course. After graduation, I am moving to Asheville, North Carolina to work as a Residential Assistant for a holistic wellness-based residential rehabilitation center focused on adolescents struggling with addiction and mental illness.
Impact of Ursinus:
Ursinus has prepared me not only for a career in education, but for success in whatever I choose to do in life. The high standards of both the history and education departments have taught me accountability and pride in the quality of the things I create and choose to be a part of. The classes forced me to think harder and really develop my creative, interpersonal, and intellectual sense of self. I am therefore walking away with such a heightened sense of empathy combined with the practical knowledge and skill sets to create tangible change in classrooms, in my relationships, and hopefully in the world.
I walk away from Ursinus with a deep need to fulfill both the personal interests that have developed here and with the strong knowledge that I have been provided with a unique education that enables me to do exactly that.
Member of Feminists in Action
A volunteer for Phoenixville Area Positive Alternatives
A Resident Adviser
A Student Leadership Consultant
The President of the History Honor Society