Could you talk a bit about your job and Teach For America?
I will be a secondary social studies teacher in Delaware, so I could be teaching [kids] from sixth to 12th grade. Teach for America corps members work for at least two years in schools where we can make the biggest difference with students and in the communities where we work. The organization helps work toward educational equity in the U.S. to ensure that all students receive the education that they deserve.
What attracted you to this position and organization?
I became interested in Teach For America after hearing about recent Hamilton graduates’ experiences. People have said that they feel like it is an organization where they can make a difference at both the individual and institutional level, which is something I wanted for my career after Hamilton.
How has your time at Hamilton prepared you for this job?
I have taken some amazing courses at Hamilton. One of my favorite courses was Politics of Equality, where we talked about equity and justice in the U.S. Topics ranged from comparing Mills’, Rawls’, and Kant’s theories of justice to discussions of gender inequity in the workplace and in schools. I have also taken Feminist Perspectives of Class in the United States, where we discussed how classism permeates through the education system, using theory to discuss how we can best combat this inequity.
Majors: Government, and Women’s and Gender Studies
Hometown: Fairfield, Conn.
High School: Hopkins School
Have you had any influential mentors or professors?
I have been lucky enough to have amazing mentors, including Professor Heather Sullivan [Government], Professor Vivyan Adair [Women’s and Gender Studies], and Professor Nancy Rabinowitz [Literature]. All of them have pushed me, while also helping me understand how I can pursue my passions post-Hamilton.
What will you miss the most about Hamilton?
When I graduate, I think I will most miss the community here at Hamilton. Although I am sure that I will find new and amazing communities in the future, over the past four years, professors, coaches, and friends alike have helped me grow. For that, I will always be grateful for my time on the Hill.