All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us. -Gandalf the Grey
Most of my childhood years were spend growing up in a small rural town called Käshofen, which is located in southwest Germany, near the border of France. Living in Europe, having the opportunity to explore historical features such as castles, museums, and battle sites, I quickly developed a curiosity for the past as well as a love for adventure.
My teenage years were spent in the small town of Weaverville, North Carolina, just north of Asheville. I attended North Buncombe High School, and after taking both AP U.S. History and AP World History, I realized that I had a love for history.
After graduating from North Buncombe High School with a 4.0 GPA and the title of “Buncombe County Top Scholar,” I came to Appalachian State University to pursue a Bachelor of Science degree in History and Social Studies Secondary Education. Along the way, I also picked up a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and a minor in English. I graduated in May of 2017 with a 3.69 GPA. I landed a spot on the Dean’s List multiple semesters, as well as Chancellor’s list. I am a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and Phi Alpha Theta, the National History Honors Society. I have also been an active participant of the History club, German club, Language and Culture Community, the Marching Mountaineers (ASU’s marching band), and have participated in community service activities via ASU’s ACT Office.
The curiosity and love for adventure I experienced as a child have stayed with me into my adult years. I have a sense of wanderlust and my ultimate goal is to see as much of the world as possible, to indulge in cultures different from my own, and to learn from every experience. I am seeking opportunities that will allow me to travel as well as teach. I intend to include what I have learned from my travel experiences in my instruction.