CEHS Featured Student - Yadira
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- [00:00:00.265]Up next to the stage, we got Sigma Psi Zeta!
- [00:00:05.551]My name is Yadira and I'm from Scottsbluff, Nebraska.
- [00:00:08.428]I'm an elementary education major here at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
- [00:00:13.657]Moving away from my family was really tough at first.
- [00:00:16.164]Gradually, it's gotten better because I feel like I've gotten a different family here in Lincoln.
- [00:00:20.561]Moving here has definitely been one of the best choices I've ever made.
- [00:00:24.410]My grandma had eleven kids. I think there's like 32 grandchildren.
- [00:00:30.072]I'm actually the first one in my family to go to college, so that's super exciting.
- [00:00:33.710]My first year I wasn't too sure what I wanted to do and I landed a job at one of the Lincoln public schools.
- [00:00:39.836]I was like a one-on-one tutor. I just loved it.
- [00:00:42.771]That first year there I feel like it really did change my life because I knew that education was for me.
- [00:00:48.761]Outside of the classroom, I also love having fun with my friends and getting to dance.
- [00:00:52.755]I am loud. I think I'm hilarious, um. [laughter]
- [00:00:56.606]I'm adventurous. I love being able to travel and everything like that.
- [00:00:59.861]And organized!
- [00:01:02.179]Right when I get in front of the classroom, I just, I love it.
- [00:01:04.443]Okay, ready guys?
- [00:01:05.429]"Thomas opens his notebook to the first page."
- [00:01:09.819]I just love teaching. I love working with kids. I love being able to go and just making such a big difference in their lives.
- [00:01:15.640]If someone is struggling and I'm helping them out and then it clicks, I'm just like, "This is what I'm here for. This is what I love to do."
- [00:01:21.906]If I would have not been able to come all the way over here to Lincoln, I would have never had the experiences
- [00:01:26.198]that I've been having now.
- [00:01:27.065]I have grown a lot. I have learned so much. I already have so many doors that are open for me and
- [00:01:32.691]I haven't even graduated yet.
- [00:01:34.889]Having my degree here within the university, with the Big Ten, is just going to be amazing.
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