- Elementary Education with an Arts Concentration
- Graduation year:
- Fishers, IN
- I love playing Nintendo video games, biking, spending time with friends, watching Horror/Disney movies, and taking a lot of afternoon naps!
Q&A with Jason
How has INSPIRE or the School of Education helped you grow as a future teacher?
INSPIRE has helped me grow as a future teacher in so many ways. We collaborate a lot with our classes and share strategies of how to do a specific thing better. I have so many tools in my teacher’s toolbox that I have obtained within INSPIRE that will make me the best elementary teacher ever!
What has been your favorite experience as a member of the INSPIRE LLC so far?
I have to choose just one?! I loved going to the pumpkin patches both my freshmen and sophomore year! My floor also came and supported me at the Vietnamese Cultural Show and it was amazing! (I also looked beautiful if I do say so myself.) There’s just a lot of little things that we do as a community that I cherished and love like going on long walks (and losing Courtney), riding on limes, stargazing, working out, playing Among Us and everyone thinks you’re the Impostor when you were NOT. I can go on and on, but I don’t want this to go on forever and ever!
What influenced your decision to become a Peer Leader?
The peer leaders before me made me choose to be peer leaders! I was inspired by them and how they took this role to create a safe and inclusive community that I thought to myself “I want to do that!” And then I tried out, got it, and I am so happy to be here on the floor!
Get ready to make a lot of lifelong friends! Also, this community wants to help you, so if you do decide to join, never be afraid to reach out.
What are some of the responsibilities you have as a Peer Leader?
We host many events during Welcome Week to connect with the new members and for the new members to connect with each other. I would say it has worked perfectly! We also host cultural engagement activities. For example, Zach and I took the some INSPIRE members to watch Crazy Rich Asians and we afterwards answered some questions about the movie.
Do you have any advice for anyone who might be thinking about applying to INSPIRE?
Get ready to make a lot of lifelong friends! Also, this community wants to help you, so if you do decide to join, never be afraid to reach out. I know that was one of my struggles as a person in general, but as Hannah Montana once said “Nobody’s perfect” and it is okay to make mistakes!
What would you say to someone considering joining INSPIRE?
DO IT! YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT!