I got started with On the Road [last year] because the advisor from Campus Kitchen, a service organization I’m in, was friends with one of the coordinators. The second I learned about On the Road’s mission and work, I knew I had to do this!”
“When I teach I try to make it more student focused, and less me telling them what to do. It’s more of me bringing them to something and having them try to figure it out for themselves. I think the best way to learn is to do it yourself. I see myself more as a facilitator and less like a teacher.”
[On the Road] is supportive and takes an interest in who they are and the assets they bring to the group. They get a sense of joy when they come to the program; you see a lot of bright eyes. I think it provides inspiration to see how their future could be with their career because it’s hard to imagine yourself doing something one day if you have no idea what it is.
I like the way that it is a continual process. On a road you see a lot of changes along the way and different scenery. You might think you’re going one way and it will take you another. I think that’s really reflective of what On the Road does for students. Many of the students are from a lot of different backgrounds, and it gives opportunities for anybody to get “on the road,” so I admire the programs inclusivity....I learn so much from my students through their perspectives and the questions they ask, it’s a really cool and transformative experience for me.”