- Class of 2019
- Major, Minor Mathematics, Secondary Education
Bria came to Loyola to pursue an engineering degree, but an off-campus tutoring job helped her discover a passion for education. The Maryland native is now a mathematics major with a minor in secondary education and plans to pursue a teaching career: “As someone who had only attended public schools, a Jesuit education is interesting to me... I’ve really taken the ‘caring for the whole person’ aspect literally, and I feel as though it’s helped me in the best way in terms of growing and getting ready to go into the real world.” In addition to her coursework, Bria serves as an office assistant at Student Life and an education ambassador for Loyola’s School of Education. She also continues to serve as a tutor and mentor through Loyola's partnership with Bridges, a tutoring program for Baltimore-area high school students. After she completes her bachelor’s degree, she will begin Loyola’s Master of Arts in Teaching program to continue her path to becoming a secondary educator. “I’ve taken a few classes already during my senior year and, after graduation, the program will continue throughout the summer and into the next school year,” Bria says. “During the summer, I will also be starting my role as a Graduate Residence Coordinator (GRC) for Loyola’s Office of Student Life, my second home. And I plan and hope to continue to tutor or have some affiliation with Bridges.”
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