Sam Johnsen, Adolescent Math Education, ‘18
Samantha Johnsen is a senior Adolescent Math Education major who has had the passion to teach since she was in 8th grade. She had the opportunity to travel to Ecuador last semester and student teach for about two months. Down in Ecuador she learned not only how to teach kids from a different culture, but how different cultures learn in different environments, “it is valuable to learn how to interact with a new culture.” This experience will ultimately help her because she will be joining the Peace Corps after graduation and leaving for Ghana to teach math at the end of May. She strongly believes that one way to break the cycle of poverty is through education, this was her deciding factor in choosing the Peace Corps as the organization to go through.