B.A. , Economics
My Economics professor and advisor at Fairfield offered great advice that ended up changing my life path in one of the worst years for getting hired right out of school, "It's a great year for Teach for America". I applied, got offered a position as a core member, moved to Chicago and started teaching. I learned more about myself in the first six weeks of training and student teaching then I had in four years at college, studying abroad, and as a Division 1 athlete. My work ethic, generosity of spirit, appreciation for teachers I've had and focus on maintaining a growth mindset grew tremendously.