Q&A with Jordan

How has INSPIRE or the School of Education helped you grow as a future teacher?

Both INSPIRE and the School of Education have provided me with resources and experience to help me develop my personal perspective on myself and the role I play in society. This has helped me look at education and teaching through a clearer and more empathetic lens.

What has been your favorite experience as a member of the INSPIRE LLC so far?

My favorite experience in INSPIRE has been the times I get to learn and see events from different views. Everyone on this floor comes from a different background, and we all act and react in different ways. Learning and understanding these perspectives has provided me with a more well-rounded outlook going into situations.

What influenced your decision to become a Peer Mentor?

Coming into college, I felt anxious because it was a giant transition. The transition was very difficult for me. My peer mentors checked in on me and helped me through it. After this experience, I wanted to be able to help incoming freshmen settle in and adjust to college.

[With INSPIRE] you have a network of people right from the beginning. It is a community designed to help and support one another, so if it is something that you’re even remotely interested in, I would apply.