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Getting to Know Our Students: Meet Veronica Mancheno

This spring semester, 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 Veronica Mancheno, a doctoral student in the Educational Policy and Leadership department.

Triatlón 2019I was born and grew up in Ecuador. I came to the US at the age of 19 with $200 in my pocket and my brother to care for. Like all immigrant stories, mine is filled with hope, disappointments, celebrations and struggles all of which have gotten us (my sons and I) to where we are. My brother is back in Ecuador after 13 surgeries at Shriner’s Hospital in Chicago. He is now married and has his own family. He works in IT. Our immigrant story is a whole story in and of itself!

I moved to Milwaukee in 2007. It was my first year as a single mother living in a completely new city with no relatives nearby and working for the first time as a full-time, public-school teacher. My sons were five and three years old at that time. My parents and my siblings live in Ecuador with their families. And although that is 3,157 miles away, we communicate every day. We generally get to visit them every two years. My sons and I live here. My oldest, Alejandro, is now 17 years old and a senior in high school and my youngest is 15. Sebastián is a sophomore. Both attend Rufus King, a Milwaukee Public high school that we love.

I have been teaching since before my oldest was born! I started working full time in 2007. Right before coming to Marquette, I worked at Highland Community School (Montessori, MPS charter) in many capacities including teacher (in all levels) and administrator. My ultimate favorite thing to do is to teach and to learn, which means that I absolutely love being a teacher. I have taught children from 3 years to 21 years (young people). I have found joy in all ages and stages of development.

As a student… I loved my first couple years of schooling. However, I hated high school. Once I moved to the US, I began to study in a Technical College. I was already married by then and so my education very much depended on my husband’s job (I’m no longer married). I ended up transferring to Carthage College when my husband came to work in Kenosha Unified School District. I received my undergrad with a major in Spanish and a minor in Education in 2007 from Carthage. Then, I moved to Milwaukee and worked for a couple of years before I started my master’s degree at Alverno. I loved my experience at Alverno because there were no grades. I had never experienced the academic rigor that a ‘no grade’ evaluation system brings. I focused on Administrative Leadership and on Curriculum and Instruction, and I graduated in 2012. In 2014, I begun to study for the AMI Montessori Elementary certification. This took 3 years of studies in total. During all these years, I worked full time and studied part time plus being a mom. That was a whole lot of work!

Now, I’m here at Marquette. I teach one undergrad class, I’m the research assistant for two professors (Drs. Ventura and Gibson) and I’m a full-time doctoral student (and I’m still a single mom! Sometimes I wonder how in the world things get done in my life?). What I have loved about my experience at Marquette is the support I have received from the professors at the College of Ed. Their knowledge coupled with their experience and compassion has guided me from the very beginning.

I met with all the local universities that had a doctoral program in education. I was explicitly looking for:

  1. A doctoral program that could support and guide me in my research regarding students and teachers of color.
  2. A program that understood the complexities of the education of ethnic minorities and low-income families. I was particularly focused on how the representatives of the university talked about race and class to me (an immigrant, Latina, bilingual and single mother). I was truly looking for something beyond the skin-deep type of discourse regarding ‘diversity’ and ‘how good it is’ for education.
  3. A doctoral program that had a scholarship or work/study type of funds because I did not want to work and study part time. I wanted to give myself the gift of studying full time. Something that I have never had the opportunity to do.

Needless to say, Marquette’s College of Education met all three. I will never forget the first meeting with Cynthia Elwood and Sharon Chubbuck. The way they had a conversation with me about race, class and education was distinctly different than the way the conversation had unraveled with the other local universities. They listened to me. That was striking and I talked for a long time, and they listened the whole time! I remember coming out of that meeting thinking: this is it! I will be at Marquette! – even though I hadn’t applied yet! I had the certainty in my heart of knowing I had found where I was meant to do my doctoral program.

I have always been keenly aware of injustices. As a young child, the rights of animals and nature were very important to me. As I got a little older, I recognized the injustice done to children who had to work and couldn’t go to school. I was also aware of the division of social classes and the inequitable structures in society. As an adolescent, I opposed any claim, ideology, or group of people that thought themselves better than others or that created laws that maintain inequalities. As an 18-year-old, I remember wanting to become the ministers of education of my country (what would be the secretary of education in the US). I felt that education can pull us all out of poverty. As I have gotten older and have become more aware of the complexities of human society, I have zoomed into the education of children who come from low income backgrounds as well as ethnic minorities. I believe that an equitable education is not provided with the objective of creating a generation of good workers or professionals. An equitable education is provided as a matter of human development and the dignity of the communities that have been historically oppressed. This I am passionate about!

Who inspires me? Children, the children and young people that have sat in my classrooms. My sons and my parents are the strength that keeps me going.

I have little time left after study/work and home. If there are no impending responsibilities, my favorite thing to do is to be with my sons out in nature. We also love going to back home to Ecuador and spending time with our family there. Of course, we are not able to do these things often enough.

To keep my sanity and also because I love it, I swim, run and bike. Although, in the last two years it has been more of swim and bike due to a back injury. I like to participate in the Iron Girl sprint triathlon.

I also do enjoy reading non-fiction. If I’m not reading research stuff, I’m reading books on nutrition, health, spirituality and/or memoirs. To develop a habit, there needs to be the initial motivation. Although, that won’t take you very far. There also needs to be a mix of just discipline, of doing it even if you don’t feel like doing it. Raw discipline is what gets you to do something during the tough days. There also needs to be a continual source of inspiration – why do you ultimately do what you do? And this inspiration cannot be a ‘negative’ by that I mean, not based on something ‘bad’ about you that you want to change. But rather the inspiration should come from the positive. And lastly, I believe there needs to be a group of people who inspire you and who like you enjoy the positive trait you are trying to develop. For example: I work out primarily because I love feeling the power that comes from sore muscles. Weight loss – although a natural consequence of exercise and good diet is not the reason. Weight loss is a negative. Feeling powerful, agile, and flexible, these are positives. And feeling those traits when I’m out in nature with my sons is my reward! My sons then are art of the group of people that inspire me and that also enjoy feeling powerful, agile and flexible – more so than me since they are adolescents!

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Getting to Know Our Students: Meet Cat Pitt-Payne

We’ve been getting to know our students for a while, and we’re excited to introduce you to Cat Pitt-Payne, a graduate student pursuing her Masters of Education and teaching licensurethrough the College of Education. Read on to get to know Cat! And, if you missed out on meeting the rest of our featured students, faculty and alumni, you can catch up today


I grew up all over the place. I was born in the England, and have lived in California, Illinois, Ohio, and Wisconsin. Most of my formative years were spent in Illinois. I’ve now lived in Kenosha for a year and a half. My family is amazing. Supportive. Funny. Big! I am the oldest of six siblings (four sisters and a brother), we all get along great, and we’ve all taken very different paths so far so it’s always cool to get together with everyone and see how they’re doing. My siblings are probably my harshest critics but they’re also my biggest supporters, and it’s all love.

Right now I’m working at the front desk in the College of Education’s Educational Policy and Leadership department, and having such a good time with it. I love getting to know the faculty and staff a little better, especially outside of class, and doing things for them. I pretty much feel like I’m being constantly mentored and it’s pretty incredible. Also, I am a huge Swiftie so I love when Dr. Burant plays music in her office!

I’ve had so many wonderful educational experiences. I have really bad impostor syndrome so any time that I am able to rise to a challenge and accomplish more than I thought I could it is always a great experience for me. It keeps me motivated, reminds me of my real potential, and helps me carry that attitude over to the students I teach. I want to encourage my own students in their moments of doubt and insecurity the way that my mentors/professors have encouraged me in my moments of doubt and insecurity.

I am always excited to work on becoming more organized and efficient. I’m not always great at managing my time, but last semester I was able to get into a really great rhythm with my schoolwork and I was so on top of things I rarely had to do homework on the weekends and could simply enjoy them. I even went out of town for concerts on a couple of different weekends, and I came back to school during the week ready to go! So, yeah. Every new semester is an opportunity to find that rhythm so that I can be productive and excel in my coursework but also have fun.

Marquette’s focus on social justice is probably one of the most important – if not the most important – element that drew me here. Since I’ve been here, I can’t imagine being in any other program. The professors have understood me so well and identified my strengths as well as the areas where I can do better and they get what my goals are and really know how to help me achieve them. This is the happiest experience I have ever had in school.

Outside of the classroom I really enjoy getting in touch with my creative side. I enjoy reading, writing, watching movies, listening to music, and cooking. When I lived in California, my favorite thing to do was head to the beach with a book/notebook and music and just get inspired by nature. I also love going on road trips, discovering new places, and talking with friends about pretty much anything. When I go on trips I see the world, and reading/writing is my way of processing the world. I’m constantly learning from other people and I love talking to others about their experiences and finding out what their lives are really like. These hobbies help me connect with other people and also find my own place in a bigger world. One thing I love to do is to put my music on shuffle and just start writing whatever comes to my head. I have found that listening to music can trigger thoughts in me that I didn’t even know I had, and I have made a lot of discoveries about myself.

Carrie Fisher was one of my favorite people. Her great sense of humor, her candor when it came to discussing her life and struggles, her confidence as a woman navigating and aging within a patriarchal society, and her commitment to art through writing, acting, and filmmaking have all inspired me in multiple aspects of my life. I would like to think a lot of that carries over into my teaching style, too. I like developing close relationships with my students so that we can have real, honest, and humorous conversations not only about what we’re reading, but about our human experiences, too. Other than that, I have had a number of incredible mentors throughout my life who have taken me under their wings and many of them I’ve found here at Marquette. I am very blessed in the inspiration department.

I feel really lucky and so happy to be a part of Marquette’s College of Education community, and I’m so glad that I decided to finish my teacher education and get my M.Ed. here! I can’t imagine having gone anywhere else.

Getting to Know Our Students: Meet Michelle Batad

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 Michelle, one of our current sophomores!Profile Photo.jpg

I was born in Chicago, Illinois but I spent most of my childhood growing up in the suburbs, West Dundee, Illinois. I started living in Milwaukee once I moved onto campus Freshman year of August 2018. My parents and grandparents were born in the Philippines and immigrated to the United States. Growing up, I learned how to speak and understand Tagalog but I do not speak it much anymore. I have one sister who is four years younger than me, and hopefully she will go to Marquette too! I’ve worked as a swim instructor to kids as young as 3 years old. The past two summers I have been a camp counselor at Steve and Kate’s Camp in Chicago. My role in that camp was a Launchpad Camp Counselor in which I primarily spent time with four and five year-olds to help immerse them into camp life. I also helped with planning activities and trying different things  int the studios that our camp offered: bread making, fashion, music, coding and robotics, makers studio, and more. I learned so much from being a camp counselor at Steve and Kate’s. The challenge was making sure all the four and five year old’s needs were being met and how to make sure they were heard and valued when they were crying. I learned how to be patient and praise them when they learned and accomplished something new. When my Launchpadders gained confidence and independence in wanting to roam to studios on their own, I felt like an empty-nester letting their kids go. It was a very rewarding experience working at Steve and Kate’s Camp.

My favorite educational experience is when Dr. Burant had us strut from the front of the classroom to the back of the classroom at the very beginning of the school year. That small gesture helped us own the space of the classroom and be confident in ourselves. We have been filming ourselves teach over the course of the semester and I have seen so much growth in myself.

I was accepted in becoming a Writing Center peer tutor. I am so grateful and excited to embark on this position. I have a strong desire in learning more skills to grow as a writer, student, and bring these skills into my future English classroom.

Outside of the classroom I enjoy journaling, especially in my gratitude journal. Despite how busy our days get, I always find that it is important to find at least 5 minutes in your day for yourself to reflect. Great mental health and self care time. I also enjoy running, yoga, and taking spin classes. It feels good to release some sweat and stress through exercise.

Advice that I would give readers is that even if you have a bad day there is at least one good thing that happened. Write down that one thing on a post it note, date it, and put it in a jar. At the end of the year, you can reflect and read all the good things that happened during the year.

In kindergarten at the age of 5 I knew that I wanted to become a teacher. My grandfather was my inspiration for the love of learning. He always read books to me, brought me to places and asked me questions, and helped me write. Because of him, I love learning new things. It wasn’t until high school that I learned I wanted to pursue English. Majority of my cross country coaches were English teachers. Their wisdom and positive outlook on life made me want to bring that same energy into my future classroom.

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Getting to Know Our Students: Meet Colleen Coveney

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 Colleen, one of our current sophomores!

I was born in Bartlett, IllIMG_7421.jpginois but spent the majority of my childhood in Carmel, Indiana. As a sophomore at Marquette, I have been in Milwaukee for about a year and a half, but it already feels like home. I grew up with my two loving parents, two brothers, and a couple of pets. Evan is 18 and will be going to an undetermined college next year, Liam is 14 and just started his Freshman year of high school. Additionally, I have a Golden Retriever named Franklin and a Siamese named Lulu. I am studying Secondary Education and Political Science here at Marquette.

My favorite educational experience was in a high school education class where my classmates and I ran a preschool. We were paired off in twos and assigned a week in which we were to choose a theme, plan a variety of lessons, and monitor the execution of the concept by the other high school students, who were teaching the lessons. Although my interest is not in early-childhood education, the opportunity to construct an entire week of lessons and activities was both challenging and extremely rewarding. To this day, my preschool teaching guides my own knowledge of lesson planning and collaborative educating. I am excited to continue to develop my experience as an educator and get a more tangible idea of high school teaching this year.

The Marquette campus and College of Education hold a very special place in my heart as a secondary home. From the moment I stepped onto campus, I fell in love with the gorgeous buildings, flourishing Milwaukee area, and amazing Marquette people. The glow of a campus sunset and the beauty of fall leaves in the Central Mall never cease to inspire me. However, the College of Education had an equally significant part to play in my own college decision. The opportunity to pursue multiple majors was a unique and important benefit of Marquette. In addition, the program includes placements in a classroom every semester which is imperative during the discernment and decision processes.

While my education is incredibly important to me, I also pursue many other activities on Marquette’s campus. During the week I work at the College of Nursing and play on my sand volleyball team. On the weekends, my friends and I enjoy Marquette Basketball games, visiting the lake, or exploring Milwaukee. The people and students that I get to meet and work with daily are what inspire me to continue to learn and develop as an educator.

Getting to Know Our Students: Meet Ann Govig

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 Ann, one of our current students in our NSF Noyce Program!

My na38028985_2624378027587568_6794168294065569792_n.jpgme is Ann and I am a current student in the NSF Noyce Program at Marquette. I grew up in Bismarck, North Dakota in a family of five with two older brothers. My family is very outdoorsy! Growing up we spent every free weekend we had at Lake Tschidia. We love to fish and hunt (I more so like to eat the rewards) but enjoy spending the quality time with all of them! 

The NSF Noyce Program is helping shape me as an educator in multiple ways. The program has immersed me in different education environments that will prepare me to teach students from all backgrounds. Also, the faculty and staff involved are also truly invested in each student, making the overwhelming process of becoming a teacher much more manageable.

My Grandmother Ruth is my inspiration to be an educator. She taught History and English for many years and although I never saw her in action, I believe she was a tremendous teacher.

Getting to Know Our Students: Meet Amalia Lisser

This fall, we are continuing our series 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 Amalia Lisser, one of our undergraduate students at Marquette!

My name is Amalia Lisser, and I am a current freshman in the College of Eamalia lisserducation studying Education and English. I grew up in Raymond, Wisconsin. I have only lived in Milwaukee for these past few weeks, but I have enjoyed every second of it! I come from a very close-knit family. We love travelling different places together (especially Disney World) and making memories we will always remember.

My favorite educational experience was when I was in an accelerated junior English class. We read the Great Gatsby as a class for one of our assigned readings. When we completed the book, my teacher threw a Gatsby themed party filled with fun facts about the book. It was a fun experience and that is something I will never forget! This upcoming school year, I am excited to have the ability to share my knowledge with others, as well as helping anyone through difficult times so they do not have to face anything alone.

I picked Marquette’s College of Education for many reasons. My mom is an alumni of Marquette, so I have always been very familiar with the school. When I toured Marquette, the College of Ed really drew me in because I have always wanted to go into Education. This seemed like the perfect fit for me. When I am not in the classroom, I like to sing, play instruments, and read! Advice for anyone who wants to try these things, take every opportunity you can and if it doesn’t work out, keep trying! My mother is my inspiration. She was a history teacher for 10th graders in Wisconsin. She loved her job and helped so many students. I hope to be like her one day!

Getting to Know Our Students: Meet Sophie Tubbin

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 Sophie, one of our current freshmen in the College of Education!

Hello! My name is Sophie Tubbin and I am a freshman in the College of Education. I am currently studying Elementary Education and Psychology with the hopes of becoming a School PsychSopT_0093.JPGologist or an Administrator.

I’ve lived in Milwaukee for approximately three weeks now. I was actually born here and lived in Wauwatosa for a few months when I was an infant, but this is my first time exploring the city in recent memory. I moved around the state of Wisconsin frequently growing up, and graduated from Viroqua High School in Viroqua, WI this spring. I lived with my parents, my two little brothers (16 and 6), and my mini Australian Shepherd named Hazel. My house was about two minutes from the elementary school which allowed me to student teach, help in summer school programs, and teach swimming lessons in high school.

All of these experiences, along with living with a brother 12 years younger than me, culminated in the realization that I’m happiest when I’m with children. It’s not hard when they are so full of excitement, energy, and curiosity. Life-guarding and teaching swimming lessons, in particular, are my favorite pastimes in the summer. It’s incredibly rewarding to have 4-year old’s who are terrified of the water on the first day want to jump off the diving board “just one more time!!” on their graduation day. I love having the ability to help them overcome their fears and learn valuable life skills in the process. They’ve also taught me many things and given me countless laughter fits along the way!

As a child, I experienced multiple school sizes, teaching styles, and class demographics. These allowed me to pick up bits and pieces from each school that I find valuable in an effective education. The diverse student population in my elementary school. The value of close, urban connections in my middle school. The close-knit community that is exclusive to a graduation class of roughly 100 students in my high school. There is simply no way to pick a favorite memory. I truly believe they have all had a part in inspiring my path toward education. I would simply like to thank all of the teachers who have been passionate about what they do over the years. Some of the most memorable teachers were the ones who came to class every day with a positive attitude and genuine care for the whole student. Thus, Marquette’s mission of “Cura Personalis” is maybe most applicable to the College of Education (although I admit, I’m a little biased). It is the role of the teacher to inspire their students to be passionate about themselves and each other, and Marquette does an excellent job of preparing us to do so.

I could not be prouder to call myself a Marquette student. I am most looking forward to my service-learning placements and field experience in the Milwaukee area. Marquette’s college of education goes above and beyond in preparing us through these placements to live out the Jesuit mission every day. I have also signed up for Camp Kesem, which is a summer camp run entirely by college students to help children whose parents have been diagnosed with cancer. Their passion for helping children is another incredible example of the effect of a Jesuit education, and I’m very excited to get more involved in their organization. I am thrilled to continue to explore the Milwaukee area and serve the community in any way I can. I hope in the next four years, I can truly Be The Difference in at least one child’s life.

Getting to Know Our Alumni: Meet Jason Curtis

We’re excited to introduce you to one of our alumni, Jason Curtis, this week in our “Getting to Know… ” series focusing on students, alumni and faculty staff of the College of Education. You can catch up on all of our past features, but read on to learn more about Jason!


Jason Curtis, along with two alumni currently teaching at Oconomowoc High School

I have been in the Milwaukee area since I started at Marquette in the fall of 2003, but I am originally from Leicester, MA. I live at home with my amazing wife, Pam and my feisty and loyal dog, Linus. My parents, all my cousins and extended family still live in Massachusetts.

Currently I am the Principal at Oconomowoc High School. I LOVE MY JOB. I love working with teachers; helping them be proud of their job and taking their crazy ideas and making them a reality. The biggest challenge is helping adolescents navigate through this challenging world. Between social media, vaping, and other life challenges…it’s hard to be a teenager. I am so excited about our school’s new vision and strategic direction. Our staff has worked hard to establish our identity and this year we are taking intentional steps to helping our students live that vision.

I LOVED my graduate school experience at Marquette. I enjoyed networking with other aspiring leaders from different schools and developing our leadership skills together. I still rely on their friendship, expertise and advice! My journey to Marquette and the College of Education is a long story…However, I knew I wanted to be a teacher, and I knew Marquette was the school for me- so it all just came together. When it came time to explore graduate programs, I couldn’t imagine looking anywhere else!

Marquette alumni bring the Jesuit values and social justice lens that defines the College of Education to students, families and communities across the city, state, country, and even the world. The College of Education understands their awesome responsibility to prepare each student to be not only a teacher, counselor, or educational leader, but an advocate for those in need, a voice to speak up with those who have been silenced, and a champion for those who have been marginalized. It’s incredible to think that the values of the college live within these teachers, counselors, principals, and district leaders. As a high school principal, my Marquette education guides my work everyday and I now seek out Marquette graduates to staff my school.

When I am not in school, I love to travel. It’s hard to escape from the day-to-day routine of being a principal. You truly serve a community, and it’s hard to shut it off and walk away. However, when I travel- I escape, recharge and sleep in! Don’t think of traveling as exotic and far distances…it can be as simple as experiencing a new place just miles away!

My students, past and present, inspire me. They inspire me to be a better leader, teacher and advocate.

Getting to Know Our Alumni: Meet Natalie Collins

This fall, we are continuing our series getting to know our students! You can get to know more of our students and our faculty/ staff on previous posts. Keep reading to get to know alumna Natalie Collins, Manager of Assessment and Data in the Department of Research, Assessment, and Data within the Office of Communication and School Improvement for Milwaukee Public Schools.

natalieI am originally from Arlington Heights, Illinois, and I have lived in Milwaukee for 25 years. I live in the Bayview neighborhood and have been there for 19 years. I have been married to my wife, Robin, for 2 years. We have 8-month old fraternal twins who were born in January: Rosalie and Clayton. I found myself drawn to Marquette University and the College of Education by the idea that we would be in classrooms every semester.

Currently, I work for Milwaukee Public Schools as the Manager of Assessment and Data in the Department of Research, Assessment, and Data within the Office of Communication and School Improvement. I like the people that I work with and their professionalism and passion for creating the best educational experience for the children of Milwaukee. We have an opportunity to mold our story to change the community’s perspective about the quality education we can provide for their children. Student attendance and academic achievement are the biggest challenges.

When I’m not in the classroom, I like to be around friends and family enjoy a good meal or just a good time. I am an avid reader and frequent the library on a weekly basis. I love to travel and have new experiences, whether their close to home or far away. In thinking about who inspires me most, it’s my own children.



Getting to Know Our Alumni: Meet Jen Binneboese

This year, we are spending time getting to know our alumni! You can get to know more of our students, alumni, and our faculty/ staff on previous posts. Read on to meet Jen Binneboese, one of our teacher education alumni!

17968573081_36e5e9d841_bMy name is Jen Binneboese and I am a current school counselor at Washington Park High School in Racine, Unified School District.  I am from Island Lake, IL but have lived in the Milwaukee area since 1998 since transferring to Cardinal Stritch to finish my Bachelors Degree. I am the oldest of 4 siblings and am a First Generation college student. My family is spread across the United States, from Virginia to Oregon, which gives me a great excuse to travel! I have five nieces and nephews, which makes me an amazing aunt!

Working at Washington Park High School has been an opportunity I am so grateful to have. The diversity,  history of the school, the amazing staff, my support staff team are just a few of my favorite things about being a teacher there. There is never a dull moment within our school days which I love because it keeps everything exciting. Some challenges that I have experienced throughout my time there is that it is an urban, high needs school. Due to that, we have had declining enrollment which has meant cuts to my department. However, we went to a career academy model 4 years ago, which has been an exciting change!

My favorite educational experience was when I had a senior write an essay for a scholarship about someone who made a big impact on your life, that person being me. It was a truly touching experience and made me realize why I love this profession. One exciting opportunity I am looking forward to this upcoming academic year is that my role changed. While I continue to be the department chair, I do not have an assigned caseload of students this year. I am overseeing everything in my department and am acting as a Quasi Administrator this year. It is quite the shift, but time will tell how it goes!

I chose Marquette and the College of Education for various reasons. First and foremost, Marquette has a great reputation. I knew if I were to attend Marquette, I would be in great hands. Also, a friend of mine from my undergrad started attending Marquette and said many great things about the school. Outside the classroom, I love practicing my photography skills as well as travel. I love to explore new places and finding the beauty in the outdoors, specifically nature and architecture. My inspiration for working in education is my high school teacher. This teacher first sparked my interest for psychology. I worked briefly at an alternative school and decided to change my track from community to school counseling.

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