Yudany is a freshman in the College's Secondary Education minor program. Her major is History, and she's also double-minoring in Spanish. But Yudany's end goal is a becoming a school administrator, where she can affect change and progress on educational systems and help all students feel safe and be supported.
A little bit about Yudany:
Q: Where is home for you?
A: I'm from Buffalo Grove, Illinois.
Q: What is your year and major?
A: I am a freshman majoring in History and minoring in Secondary Education and Spanish.
Q: Why did you choose to come to Illinois?
A: I chose Illinois because I wanted to attend a large university with diversity and great opportunities.
Q: How did you decide to go into the field of education?
A: I realized helping others understand content that I am familiar with is awesome. I knew that there were certain aspects of the educational system that I didn’t like and things that I wish teachers in the past would have done or not done for me. I want to make students feel safe when they’re in my classroom. I myself faced difficulties to get here, and I know many other high school students are in the same situation right now. My goal is to motivate my future students and make them believe they are capable and know they are worthy of a good education.
Q: What is your dream job?
A: To one day be a school administrator.
Q: What is a fun fact about yourself?
A: I LOVE PINK.
We feature Education students here weekly to build community within the College—and we want to highlight YOU. Want a way to make your family and friends even MORE proud of you? Complete this quick survey. First-year students click here, and sophomores, juniors, and seniors click here.