Dr. Seuss said it best: “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” Education opens the world to everyone and enables us to connect with people, cultures, times, lifestyles, and knowledge beyond what is perceived in our immediate surroundings. As I believe education provides a deeper sense of self in the world, we also never stop learning regardless of age. I can think of no better privilege than helping others gain an education.
I received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English in 2012 from the University of North Carolina in Wilmington; two years later I was also awarded a Master of Arts Degree in English from the same university. My average GPA between my undergraduate and graduate degrees was a 3.7. During my graduate studies, I received the Wentworth Fellowship Award to travel abroad to England and study the relationship between geography and literature.
I tutored for UNCW’s Education Dept in conjunction with a local middle school’s reading comprehension initiative during my undergraduate degree. I was a Teaching Assistant for a semester during my graduate degree, and substituted on multiple occasions for the lecturer I assisted. I also worked part-time prior to graduation for a local community college. I currently lecture part time at a university near Huntsville, AL.
Understandably a voracious reader and writer, I also enjoy traveling and language studies in my spare time. I am currently learning French. I also hope to write fictional novels in the future in my spare time from teaching.