My thesis is an investigation of the educational experiences of students who were identified as low-ability learners in elementary school, so as to further research’s understanding of the educational opportunity gap. The Honors Fellowship is important to my Honors Thesis research, because it provides the financial support my project needs to be successful. Also, the Fellowship helps to motivate my research, because it reinforces my belief that other people are devoted to my achievement and the cause to which I am deeply committed.
Hometown: Glen Allen, VA
Majors: English and History
Future Plans: Immediately after graduating from The College of William and Mary, it is my hope to pursue a Master of Education degree and become a secondary school teacher. Ultimately, my goal is to obtain a Ph.D in Urban Education and Education Policy, a subject about which I am passionate.
Campus Activities: Co-President of the William & Mary Chapter of the NAACP, Chair of the Multicultural Ambassadors Council, Campus Tour Guide, Development Ambassador, Club Softball, President’s Aide, and Resident Assistant.
Hobbies: Reading, Playing Softball, Traveling, attending Baseball Games, etc.
Fun Fact: I am a huge fan of the History Channel and have been known to spend an entire day watching programs on that station.
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