Where did you go to school and what was your major? I graduated from Christian Brothers University in Memphis, TN with a bachelor’s degree in English and French. I received my master’s degree in English Literature from George Mason University in Fairfax, VA.
Why is education important to you? Education is important to me because it creates so many opportunities for you to understand new worlds, meet inspiring people and create a solid foundation for which to build your life. The education I have received has made such a huge difference in my life and has allowed me to get where I am today. The four years I spent earning my undergraduate degree were some of the most challenging and exciting years of my educational career and I would not change any part of that experience.
What is your best piece of advice for current college students? DO NOT give up. Stick with it, be serious about your education and ask questions. There were oftentimes when I felt like I was so lost that I could never find the light at the end of the tunnel but I knew that if I just stuck it out, asked the right questions and used the resources available to me that there was no way I could fail. College is tough; you will run into many hurdles but there is support around every corner and there is no reason to think that you cannot do this!
What is your favorite part about working for tnAchieves? Whenever I get calls from students about a test they are nervous about or a class they passed or a community service project they just completed, it really, truly makes my day. I love that they want to share good news with us!
Tell us a fun fact about yourself: I can speak French! J’aime nos merveilleux étudiants!