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

Being a part of INSPIRE has opened up my eyes to different world views as to what it means to be an educator. Through seminars, fireside chats, and cultural excursions I feel that I have gained new perspectives on what education is which will benefit me greatly when I have a classroom of my own.

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

My favorite experience in INSPIRE has been the community and friends I have gained. Going into my freshman year I was nervous about making new friends and finding my place on campus, but INSPIRE made it so that I had a community right away. I feel that if I were put in a regular dorm I would not have had as great of a first-year experience.

What influenced your decision to become a Peer Mentor?

The Peer Mentors I had as a freshman were such great mentors and leaders to me. They helped me around campus, with classes, and provided insight into education and community through fireside chats and cultural excursions. I wanted to offer the same great experiences I had to future freshman and make their first-year experience as memorable as I had.

Joining INSPIRE was one of the best decisions I could make going into college. I have gained so much from being in the LLC such as friendships, community, and knowledge about my field of study.