CONTRIBUTED: Everyone has stories to share about their education, journey, dreams, struggles, uncertainties and plans. Kirkwood Community College student Addisen Santee shared an overview of her education journey in a question-and-answer interview.
Q: Tell me a little about yourself.
A: I like taking pictures, hanging out with my friends, going on runs, being with my family, trying new foods and doing fun activities like bowling and ice skating.
Q: What was your elementary and middle school like?
A: My elementary was very fun and middle school, from what I can remember, was hard for me, because I was bad at math. I also made a lot of friends in middle school.
Q: Which high school did you go to and what did you study?
A: I went to Mount Vernon High School and did track, cross country and cheerleading and attended prom committee.
Q: Why did you choose Kirkwood?
A: I chose Kirkwood because it is a cheaper way to attend school to take my general education classes and have fun while I can also work. As well as it’s close to home.
Q: What course are you taking at Kirkwood and why?
A: I am thinking of criminal justice as my major of study but am currently unsure. I want to take criminal justice because it’s something that has always interested me. And, it sounds like a lot of fun.
Q: Which format do you prefer for taking classes – online, in-person, hybrid or web live?
A: In-person because I tend to learn better in person. And, listen more to the teacher.
Q: What would you have studied apart from your current major and why?
A: I would study something in psychology because learning about all the mental illnesses has always been interesting to me.
Q: Have you ever faced any difficulty in your education? What was it and how did you overcome it?
A: Yes, I have always been troubled with learning math. I slowly overcame it with time and being passionate and taking my time while learning it and studying a lot, as well as asking questions.
Q: What level of education do you want to achieve?
A: My bachelors or masters.