Getting to Know Our Students: Mia Meyle

This year, we are spending time getting to know our students! You can get to know more of our students and our faculty/ staff on previous posts. Read on to meet Mia, one of our current freshmen!

miaMy name is Mia Meyle, and I am a freshman studying elementary education and communications. I grew up in Deer Park, Illinois, and I have lived in Milwaukee ever since I started school at Marquette last fall. I have two older brothers who are graduating with degrees in construction management and fire science at the end of spring 2019. My mom works as a human resources manager and a high school counselor. My dad is a project manager for Motorola Solutions.

I chose Marquette because I love being right in the center of the city of Milwaukee. There are so many great volunteer opportunities in all the K-12 schools nearby. A club that I participate in outside of the classroom is called MU Pollinators. When we meet, we get to do all sorts of crafty Pinterest type activities like making Chapstick, dipping candles, or harvesting and jarring our own honey. It’s extremely fun and tasty! If you’d like to receive emails for this club, you can contact this email address mupollinators@gmail.com.

My favorite educational experience is the time spent tutoring at a technical institute in Les Cayes, Haiti last summer. I helped teach English and computer skills to Haitians aged 5-25. These abilities are key for them to be able to apply for higher-end jobs in their community, such as airport attendants, hotel clerks and governmental roles.

The people that inspire me to have such passion for education are honestly all the amazing students. I see the future in their eyes and seeing them thrive drives me. I like knowing that I’m making a real difference in their lives. They bring me real joy. The social justice issues surrounding the educational system are a huge heartache to me. I want only the best for my students, and I hope to make many positive changes for them in the years to come.

As I am exploring job opportunities for myself, I recently signed up to take the WorkKeys test so I can get my paraprofessional license. That way I can apply for jobs as a teacher’s aide for summer school in Illinois. My oldest brother took this test a few years ago and he didn’t have a hard time with at all, even though standardized test taking isn’t his strong suit. It’s really exciting that I am able to take hold of this opportunity so early on in my studies. I highly recommend my fellow Marquette education friends to take advantage of this! Having the classroom experience would be a great resume builder and an amazing learning experience.

Want to learn more about our undergraduate education programs? Head on over to our website for more information– or, even better, come visit us on campus!

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