English

  • Lauren Viola
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Lauren Viola

Major

English

Minor

Teaching Certificate Program

Activities

I am a member of the sorority Omega Chi.

About

I love to read, and this passion is what initially prompted me to explore English as a major! I also love sports. I played four different sports growing up, and even though I don’t play anymore, I enjoy watching my brother play. I absolutely love my job! I work at a summer camp, and this helped develop my interest in teaching. I also love the beach. It’s my favorite place to be, and I always have a book in my hand! My favorite food is chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream, and you can probably find me snacking on it while I am watching Grey’s Anatomy!

Most Memorable Moment in Class

My most memorable moment in class was when I did a dramatic reading of my favorite poem: “Annabel Lee’ by Edgar Allan Poe. I had the opportunity to also analyze the poem with my class as the leader of the discussion!

Research

I plan on student teaching as I am on the teaching certification track. I want to one day be an English teacher and hopefully change someone’s life like my English teachers did mine.


My Experience

I have had a wonderful time at Ursinus! As a transfer student, I worried I would not find my place, but I felt at home in the English Department. I have taken a few English courses, and they have each inspired me and reassured me that I am in the right place.