Alexis Frieman hails from the northwest suburbs of Chicago, and has many loves: math, teaching, the College of Education. And pickles. She loves pickles!
A little bit more about Alexis:
Q: Where is home for you?
A: Cary, IL.
Q: What is your year and major?
A: I'm a senior Math major, Secondary Education minor.
Q: What do you enjoy about the campus experience, so far?
A: The past four years have gone by so fast! I have enjoyed meeting my classmates and future (teacher) colleagues!
Q: How did you know you wanted to go into the field of education?
A: I have always had a passion for helping others learn, it can feel so rewarding. Especially in math teaching, when many students feel discouraged is when I love to step in and help show them their potential as a mathematician.
Q: What do you enjoy about the College of Education?
A: The building, the courses, the people, what's not to love?!
Q: Do you have a favorite professor or course? Why?
A: Adam Poetzel! I have been lucky enough to have him as a professor for many courses throughout my education minor. He has taught me so much about what it means to be a teacher.
Q: What is a fun fact about yourself?
A: I absolutely love pickles.
Q: Tell us about any research you've done with Education instructors.
A: I completed an IGL research on integer sequences during Summer 2019.
Q: Tell us about your future plans, post-graduation.
A: My current career goal is to teach math at a Chicago Public School district high school.
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