Where are you from?
Why did you choose to attend college at WSU?
I knew I wanted to be a teacher, and all of the best teachers I have ever had were Cougs. I figured that if I wanted to do what I loved and wanted to be the best teacher I could, there was only one choice. WSU has helped me grow so much already, I can’t wait to see where I am able to go from here!
What is your favorite thing about the College of Education?
The staff are always friendly, helpful, and encouraging- no matter what I may need.
Why is being an ambassador for AFTOC important to you?
I come from a town with little diversity, so being able to expand my knowledge of other cultures as well as helping others do the same is something I take great pride in. I believe it is important to not only increase your own knowledge, but to also ensure you use your knowledge to help others so that future students will be able to learn in an informed, warm, and inviting atmosphere created by their teachers.
What is one thing you want other people to know about AFTOC?
You do not have to be a teacher of color to participate! Too often I think people are deterred by the “of color” aspect of our name. In reality, we are a group of people seeking to eliminate racial biases and cultural illiteracy from classrooms. Whatever your race, ethnicity, or background, you can be one of us!
What is one fun fact about you?
Skunks are one of my favorite animals!
Movie: Sweet Home Alabama or The Lion King
Book: Walden, by Henry David Thoreau
Musician: Tim McGraw
Song: “Where the Green Grass Grows” by Tim McGraw
Quote: “Being in the woods soothes the soul.” — Jase Robertson
Celebrity crush: Jason Aldean