I first became interested in teaching and tutoring when I was a high school student taking an abundance of AP courses. Though these courses successfully prepared me for my college education, I felt that I could have benefited from tutoring myself. When I entered college, I initially enrolled hoping to pursue a degree in social studies education. However, through my coursework and study, I began to focus more on history and chose to change my major to history and my minor to classics. Throughout this transition, I have never lost my interest in teaching and education.
My Bachelor of Arts degree in history from Gustavus Adolphus College has instilled in me a love of learning, skills in critical thinking, composition, writing, editing and much more. These skills, though not the main focus of my major, became the core of understanding for me throughout my education. Upon completion of my degree in May of 2016, I chose to pursue a gap year of service working with Minnesota Reading Corps, a division of AmeriCorps, as an elementary literacy tutor. In this role, I gained training in tutoring and developed skills that have helped me to better understand how to reach students.
Beginning in the Fall of 2017, I will be pursuing a masters degree in Museum Studies from John's Hopkins University's Advanced Academic Programs department. Through this degree, I hope one day to become a curator at a history museum. This role would allow me to utilize my love of both history and educating the public.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Gustavus Adolphus College - Bachelor in Arts, History
Graduate Degree: Johns Hopkins University - Master of Arts, Museum Studies
Reading, History, Museums, Historical Societies, Nature, Hiking.