Being a senior and all in university is hard, mainly because I get asked everyday what my next plans are after I finish, when I'm not even finished yet. Heck, how about I'll let y'all know when I find out for myself? Because to be honest, I don't have a clue!
But if university taught me anything, it's confronted me with the toughest fact to face: which is the topic of privilege. That is, how I'm, in a lot of ways, completely and totally privileged while in some other ways, not at all. And it is because of this full understanding I have of myself that I now feel the need, more than ever, to give back to others before I can even consider "what's next" for me.
I full-heartedly believe one of the biggest problems (if not the biggest problem) our country faces today is the seriously disturbing, widening educational gap in our K-12 system. And this is why I'm applying for Teach For America.
Tomorrow is my final interview! Nervous. Excited. Grateful to be at this finish line.
Wish me luck!