Junior – Mathematics (Secondary Education)
College of Science
LSU students are a diverse group. They come from all over the globe with different dreams, goals, and aspirations for their respective futures. Here is a chance to get to know them one at a time. No matter his or her academic discipline, everyone has a story to tell…including you!
Q: What made you decide on LSU?
A: I chose to attend LSU because it was a large school I knew it would offer me many unique opportunities while still being driven by school spirit, which were two very important aspects to me. Plus, I like how LSU is the perfect distance from my hometown. I can go home when I miss my family.
Q: Are there things that surprised you about LSU?
A: I remember when I first began making new friends freshmen year, I worried I would never see them again if I didn’t have a class with them. Much to my surprise, I can hardly ever walk around campus without seeing at least one person I know. Whether I met someone through living in the dorm, through an organization or work, or being a friend of a friend, LSU students really are one giant family. I was always told I would make my lifelong friends in college, and I cannot think of a truer statement.
Q: What are your goals and how is LSU helping you accomplish them?
A: My goals in college were to get my degree to teach, make new friends, and learn more about myself. Through the Geaux Teach program, I have already had many diverse experiences, including teaching in four different area schools. My professors in this program are very personal, and I know they will continue to help me throughout my professional career. I have been involved in multiple organizations here at LSU including Student Government and Phi Sigma Pi, both helping me cultivate my leadership skills while teaching me tons about myself.
Q: What advice would you give a student who was considering LSU?
A: My advice to a prospective LSU student is always that coming to school here is what you make of it. You can come to class and go straight back to your home or apartment and never do anything else, but what fun would that be? Instead, live in a dorm, get involved, step out of your comfort zone, just have fun! College is about earning a degree, but it’s also about the experience. So be proud of being a Tiger and don’t take any opportunities for granted!
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