Student Spotlight: Addisen Santee

Addisen Santee
Photo contributed by Addisen Santee.

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. 

Image courtesy of Addisen Santee