Abbey G

My career or life goal is to empower youth who face adversity in their lives or are disadvantaged. I want to show them the value of education and how it plays a vital role in ensuring a better life. As a teacher, I also want to foster resilience in the lives of my students and encourage them to never give up on following their dreams. In the face of much adversity that I faced as a child, I became resilient and used my education to follow my dreams.

I decided to become a student at UW-Fond du Lac because I wanted to begin my college career with a more individualized education. When I took college course through youth options during my senior year of high school, I realized that UW-Fond du Lac was a place that would provide for me many opportunities to grow, not just academically, but personally. Upon deciding which college best suited me, I knew, at this time, that I was not ready to attend a larger school or university. This also gave me a chance to live with my family as I helped with taking care of my autistic sister.

I least anticipated how caring and inspiring faculty members would be. They saw me as an individual with unique desires and abilities. It was this element of my education that helped me grow the most as a student because my professors showed me in multiple instances, my abilities and strengths that I did not see in myself.