I graduated from Campbell University in 2007 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. I majored in Spanish and minored in English. I’ve always been inclined toward the arts and humanities, and while there are proven cognitive benefits to learning a new language, I just truly enjoyed studying language and culture. After graduating from Campbell, I continued my education and attended graduate school toreceive my Master of Arts in Spanish. After receiving my MA, I returned to my alma mater and taught at Campbell for seven years. During this time, I realized that I’m an educator at heart. Teaching never felt like work to me. Much like a musician will sometimes describe how it feels like the music just flows through him/her, I always felt like teaching flowed naturally through me. I love absorbing information and synthesizing it in a way that is easy to digest for the learner. After seven years at Campbell, I moved to Atlanta, Georgia. My experience in higher education provided me opportunities to work at other universities. I recently accepted an offer to become an Academic Counselor at Georgia State University for their First Year and Transition Program. I consider myself to be an altruistic person and find the most gratification in my job when I can help others to succeed. More than pursuing monetary gain, I’ve always strived to be of value in the work that I do. I believe in the power of education not only to transform the minds and lives of the individual learner, but to ultimately contribute to a better society. My goal is to be a part of that process. Majoring in Spanish at Campbell University was the avenue through which I began to fulfill that purpose.