Wednesday, December 06, 2006Highest praise
Our advisor for undergrad international affairs students stopped in to tell me that the other day, she asked a young woman what she wanted to do when she grew up. That young woman said she wanted to be just like me! She wanted to travel, do research, and be a professor. I haven't taught more than a handful of undergrads in several years (I was in Mexico and since have taught only MS classes), but it was nice to hear that I have made an impression on at least one young woman. It's a good reason to promote diversity in University classrooms, because you'll note that she didn't just want to be a professor, she wanted to be like one of the professors she could identify with and imagine herself becoming.
posted by Michelle @ 11:32 AM,
- At 12/08/2006 11:11 PM, Elenamary said...
I would love to be like you too! I am envious of the ability and interst you have in politics and economics and sociology.
Why don't you teach more undergrads?