The name that I prefer to be called is either Jessica or Jess, and my pronouns are she, her/hers. I am from Chicago, IL. (1st Photo- My dwarf hamster: Juan Carlos, 2nd- me 🙂 3rd- My mom and myself) I would like to teach Early Childhood, Pre-K3 through kindergarten.
Some of the things that I am into are reading, painting, and I really like to journal. I am involved in Greek Life, I am a member of Kappa Delta. I plan on getting more involved in my chapter by advocating for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and to start the conversation of how to be a positive and welcoming community on campus.
The things that matters the most to me is compassion for others and the Black Lives Matter Movement are things that mean the most to me. A book that is essential to my interests is “The Hate U Give” by Angie Thomas. I can’t even start to tell you how many times I have read this book. This book means so much to me for a number of reasons, one of them being that I relate to the main character, Starr Carter. Throughout my high school and now college years I have gone to a PWI ( a Predominantly White Institution). So racism and discrimination was something that I had to deal with going to high school and even now as I am going to college. And being able read a book and see myself in the main character meant a lot.
Some of the things that must be in place for me to take risks in the college classroom, is a level of trust and respect for one another, and that there be open-mindedness. Since everyone does come from different backgrounds and races we all have different ways of what teaching can be. And with that being said I think it’s important to be listen to what everyone has to say.
No matter what school I was at, the teachers and staff always made me feel important and I was more then the number that was on my ID. They took the time to get to know me and how I learned as a student, so that I succeed in their class or any clubs or programs that I decided to do. And that is something that I will always remember.