It's easier than ever for our vision to be fogged when thinking about future plans in a time of such unpredictability. Freshman Gwen Cox understands that the importance of education is one constant she can count on. "The next generation of students have a big impact on our future, and to have to opportunity to fuel them to have big goals and inspire them to keep learning would be an amazing experience," she says.
A little bit about Gwen
Q: Where is home for you?
A: I'm from Aurora, Illinois. I attended Waubonsie Valley High School.
Q: What is your year and major?
A: I'm a freshman in Elementary Education.
Q: Why did you choose Illinois?
A: Illinois has been my dream school since I was in middle school. My mom went here and when I first saw campus when I was 13, I knew I had to go here. I also love the diversity that Illinois has and how there are so many people to get to know from all over the world!
Q: How did you know you wanted to go into the field of education?
A: I choose education because I want to make a difference in young kids lives. I feel like the next generation of students have a big impact on our future, and to have to opportunity to fuel them to have big goals and inspire them to keep learning would be an amazing experience for me.
Q: What are you looking forward to most in college?
A: Joining more organizations on campus and hopefully meeting lots of new people! And having an in-person class hopefully very soon.
Q: What is your dream job?
A: Either a elementary school teacher or an elementary reading specialist.
Q: What is a fun fact about yourself?
A: I was in band and volleyball while in high school!
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