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AFTOC Ambassador: Talia Sampson

Talia Sampson

Where are you from?
I’m originally from Portland, Oregon but I’ve been living in Camas, Washington now for a big part of my life.

What is your favorite thing about the College of Education?
My favorite part about the College of Education are most of the courses I’ve taken as well as the support I have received from my professors and cohorts. I really appreciate the collaborative work we get to do especially within our teaching blocks. I feel like I have gained from great relationships from it as well.

Why is being an ambassador for AFTOC important to you?
Representation is an important component of why I wanted to be a part of this organization and why I decided to pursue a career as an educator in general. Being an ambassador for an organization like this allows me to connect with, and inspire others in our field that want to make a similar impact as I do in being an agent for change for our future teaching generations.

What is one thing you want other people to know about AFTOC?
I want people to know that AFTOC is for everyone and anyone who wants to become an agent of change within their teaching communities. It doesn’t matter if you’re older or younger, if you have a passion for this kind of work, this is the place for you!

What is one fun fact about you?
I love candles… like a lot.


Food: Sweet Potato Chips

Movie: Any Marvel Movie/Show

Book: Bamboozled by Jesus by Yvonne Orji

Song: “Into the Sun” by Zilo