"As a future teacher, I strive to provide a learning environment that promotes feelings of positivity, self-worth, and being heard. Each individual's’ learning journey is different and I believe that children learn best when education is meaningful and relatable to them. I am honored to be a part of UCI’s School of Education and MAT program and to accept the Mary Roosevelt Scholarship in Teaching and Learning. This award will lessen the financial burden of tuition and allow me to focus on the skills to become a successful teacher. Thank you and go anteaters--zot zot zot!"