I am in the MA in Education plus Teacher Certification program fulfilling my life-long goal of becoming a Secondary English teacher. I am originally from Voorhees, NJ and completed my B.A. in English at Temple University. Before pursuing my dream of becoming a teacher, I worked for two years in Philadelphia City Council as a Constituent Services Representative. My valuable experience as a Constituent Services Representative provided me with the opportunity to help struggling Philadelphia citizens deal with their hardships and improve their quality of life. I am a strong believer that education is one of the keys to social mobility, especially for students in low socioeconomic areas. My education classes at Villanova University have been enriching, enlightening, and positively challenging. Furthermore, my education classes and supportive professors have helped me to develop an effective teaching philosophy that will serve as the solid foundation for my career as educator. Villanova University has prepared me to thrive as a teacher and inspire greatness in my future students.