Why did you choose your major?
I’ve always really loved math and I was inspired to it by my ninth grade math teacher.
What most excites you about the Carthage Noyce Scholarship Program?
The most exciting part of the Noyce Scholarship Program is collaboration between the math and sciences, I’m very interested to learn more about the other subjects and how they’re taught. I’m also very excited to learn from my fellow Noyce scholars and faculty.
What has receiving this scholarship meant to you?
Receiving this scholarship means so much to me because it’s helping me acquire the knowledge and skills I need to help high-needs students learn math.
What most attracts you toward teaching?
I’m most attracted to teaching because I love learning. In the field of education, there is always more to learn, whether its new material or new students. Additionally, I hope to inspire my students to have a love for learning too.
What has been your favorite part of the Noyce program so far and why?
I think my favorite part of the Noyce program is the mentorship opportunities with teachers because I think it’s great to hear different methods and tips from teachers already in the field.
If you are doing research this summer, tell us briefly the goal/objective of your project and what you find most interesting in this work.
The goal of my research project is to have a better understanding of math anxiety as a whole. That is, we hope to determine when and why math anxiety began, strategies to reduce math anxiety, and ways to prevent math anxiety. I’m most excited about finding strategies that I’ll be able to use in my classroom to lessen students’ math anxiety.
What other activities are you involved in on campus?
Math Club, Pi Delta Chi (Service Sorority), Sigma Tau Delta (English Honors Society), Pi Mu Epsilon (Math Honors Society), Pi Lambda Theta (Education Honors Society), Omicron Delta Kappa (Leadership Honors Society)
What are your hobbies? What do you like to do for fun?
In my free time, I like to read, paint/craft, bake, walk, or just hang out with friends and family.