Meet Jennifer Jaimes
Name: Jennifer Jaimes
Why did you choose your major?
I choose to pursue an elementary education degree because for many students, teachers provide a safe space for them to grow, learn, and to express themselves. It amazes me that in the future, I will be teaching the next generation of leaders that believe in themselves and their potential to change the world for the better.
Who inspired you to go to pursue higher education?
My family and their endless support inspired me to pursue higher education. My parents and sisters have always instilled in me the true importance and value of attaining an education.
Why did you decide to attend Mohave Community College?
I decided to attend community college because it was not financially attainable for me to attend a four-year university. Attending a community college allowed me to pursue my career goals without having to take out loans or grants so early on in my career.
Were you involved in any clubs or organizations at your community college? How did your participation impact your community college experience?
Throughout my time that I was a student at MCC, I served as the President for the Student Activities Council, and as a Public Relations officer for Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. During these leadership roles, I was able to organize and host events for both the college and the community, allowed me to create new relationships and connections with my community.
Why did you choose ASU@Lake Havasu?
I decided to pursue ASU because it offered the best program and curriculum for the Elementary Education program. I truly feel that ASU will fully prepare me to become a future educator.
How did your ASU pathway program or MyPath2ASU™ help you?
The ASU pathway program allowed me to create a college pathway that was loan/debt free with the help of scholarships from College Success Arizona and the All-Arizona academic team.
What have you enjoyed most about your ASU experience so far?
So far, what I have loved about ASU is the support and resources that the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College offers to future educators.
What is one piece of advice you would give to a new transfer student?
My advice to new transfer students is to embrace their post-secondary journey. Do not feel ashamed or less proud of being a transfer student. I promise you, being a transfer student will be a life changing and remarkable experience.
What are your plans after you graduate with your bachelor's degree?
After graduating from ASU, I hope to further my education by applying for a master's degree at Arizona State University.
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