My name is Alyssa. I'm a Nashville native. I graduated from Franklin Road Academy in 2012. While in high school I played basketball, volleyball, and softball. I was also involved in the literary magazine.
After high school, I headed to Samford University in Birmingham, AL. In college, I studied Philosophy and French with a concentration in Linguistics and some German on the side. I was involved in a sorority at Samford and served my sisterhood as the Judicial Chairman and I served the university as the Director of New Member Education.
I have spent the past two years of my life living in Normandy, France, teaching English in a high school there. I've had the opportunity to travel a lot while in Europe it's opened my eyes to the many different ways that different cultures operate. I believe that everyone can learn a little something from everyone else.
In 2018 I will be continuing on to get my Masters in Mind, Language, and Embodied Cognition at the University of Edinburgh- a philosophy and linguistics program.
In my spare time, I really enjoy sports, gardening, and yoga. I enjoy a nice cup of coffee and long discussions about things that matter. I'm an avid writer and love to journal. I love teaching and plan to eventually turn my time in France into a teacher certification here in the USA.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Samford University - Bachelor in Arts, Philosophy
ACT Composite: 32
ACT English: 34
ACT Reading: 35
ACT Science: 31
AP Biology: 4
AP French: 5
AP English Literature: 5
AP English Language: 5
AP US History: 4
AP World History: 4
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