Undergraduate

Undergraduate Studies

PEAR Mentors

Anna Concannon

Anna Concannon
anna.concannon@mu.edu

Majors: Elementary/Middle Education and Sociology

Hometown: Pleasant Prairie, WI

MU Email Address: anna.concannon@marquette.edu

MU Activities/Student Organizations:
Service Learning Student Coordinator and Staff Manager, College of Education Student Council Elementary Coordinator, Midnight Run, Cycling Club, Golden Eagle Games, Students Taking Active Roles (STAR)

Service Projects you have been a part of:
Hunger Clean Up, Marquette Action Program (M.A.P. trip), Midnight Run, tutoring kids for the Milwaukee Tennis and Education Foundation, Urban Connection

What do you do in your spare time?
In my spare time, I love to ride my bike, be outdoors, go to new restaurants and areas in Milwaukee, hang out with friends, watch movies, and read.

What is your favorite thing to do at Marquette?
I enjoy going to movies, speakers, cultural events, and some of the late night events that Marquette organizes.

What made you decide on education?
My mom is a teacher, and an influential one at that. When I was younger, I played “school” with my friends and I often helped my mom with grading papers and decorating her classroom. So, I always had this feeling that I could be a teacher someday. In college, after learning more about teaching by being in schools through Service Learning and field placements, I have grown very confident that teaching is what I want to do. I love school and I believe that knowledge is power. I want my students to recognize that and I want to be a positive role model to kids so that I can help them succeed.

Dina Jalel, Marquette University College of Education Student

Dina Jalel
dina.jalel@marquette.edu

Majors: Elementary Ed. and History with a minor in Political Science

Hometown:  Saratoga, CA

MU Activities/Student Organizations:
MU Chorus, Midnight Run site coordinator, Autism Speaks executive board member, and Resident Assistant.

Service Projects you have been a part of:
During this past spring break, I went on a Marquette Action Plan (MAP) service trip.

What do you do in your spare time?
Read, listen to music (and sing along, of course), do zumba, and talk to my friends!

What is your favorite thing to do at Marquette?
Study by Joan of Arc and walk to the lake!

What made you decide on education?
I love working with children and the light bulb moment that they have when they finally understand a tricky concept makes me so happy and proud. I love that with education work is so different everyday and that you are directly influencing people for the better. I love being able to see the progress that students make daily.

Lexie Liber

Lexie Liber
alexa.liber@marquette .edu

Majors: Elementary Education and Communication Studies

Hometown: Wheaton, IL

MU Activities/Student Organizations:
President and Co-Founder of Ukrainian Society
Midnight Run Site Coordinator
Best Buddies
Adaptive Abilities Club
After-School Arts and Tutoring

Service Projects you have been a part of:
Urban Connection
Midnight Run
M.A.P- Alternate Spring Break Trip

What do you do in your spare time?
In my spare time, I enjoy being active—whether that is running or playing soccer. I also enjoy being outdoors and traveling. I love spending time with my family, friends and dog! Volunteering is another significant passion of mine that has shaped me into the person I am today.

What is your favorite thing to do at Marquette?
Living in Milwaukee never calls for a dull moment! In addition to exploring the city, I love attending 10:00pm mass on Tuesday nights in St. Joan of Arc Chapel. It’s a place where I can unwind from the busy week and feel the love from the Marquette community.

What made you decide on education?
I wanted to pursue education because I love interacting with children and giving back. I believe that every child has potential to do great things. I want to be the stepping-stone future students need to progress towards their promising futures. Marquette has shown that education is the right fit for me through being placed immediately into Milwaukee classrooms where I witness the works of so many passionate teachers.

Lindsey Reitveld

Lindsey Rietveld
lindsey.rietveld@mu.edu

Majors: Elementary Education and Math

Hometown: Little Chute, WI

MU Activities/Student Organizations:
College of Education Student Council (Vice President of Academics)
Golden Eagle Games

Service Projects you have been a part of:
Faith Formation at Gesu Parish
Hunger Clean Up
Urban Connection
Tutoring at the Rescue Mission

What do you do in your spare time?
I like to spend time with family and friends. I really like to read, watch movies, and listen to music. I enjoy playing golf and painting.

What is your favorite thing to do at Marquette?
I love spending time with my friends. My favorite events on campus are Late Night events. Sporting events are fun to go to, especially basketball games. I really like when I have the opportunity to explore the city and go to the lake!

What made you decide on education?
I have always wanted to be a teacher and have always loved working with children. I had teacher aide opportunities in high school that reaffirmed my decision. I really like the opportunity to go into schools for field placements and being able to work with the students one on one many times. I’ve had many teachers throughout my school years that have inspired me to go into teaching and to help students in any way I can!

Kassi Showers

Kassi Showers
kassandra.showers@marquette.edu

Majors: Secondary Education and Biology for the Professors

Hometown: Mundelein, IL

MU Activities/Student Organizations:
University Honors Program, RCIA Team Member with Campus Ministry, Campus Renew Facilitator through Campus Ministry, Intermural sports (volleyball, flag football, and ultimate Frisbee), member of Autism Speaks U

Service Projects you have been a part of:
Service Learning at Nativity Jesuit and La Causa CLC, Walk Now for Autism Speaks, Marquette University Hunger Clean Up

What do you do in your spare time?
In my spare time, I really enjoy reading, binge watching Netflix, and watching sports (GO CHICAGO!). I also like participating in campus sponsored events by Late Night Marquette or MUSG, my favorite of which is Annex Team Trivia and Annex Pop Quiz, it is super fun to just go with friends for an hour or so and see how much random knowledge you have, plus the winners get Marquette Cash, which is cool.

What is your favorite thing to do at Marquette?
My favorite thing to do at Marquette is go to basketball games with my friends! The atmosphere at the Bradley Center is electric. You really feel the sense of community at the games, especially when we all sing “Ring Out Ahoya.”

What made you decide on education?
Growing up, I always wanted to be a teacher. Teachers were always my heroes. I love helping people and fighting for social justice issues that affect students. I also love learning and I know that I life in education means a life where you never stop learning!

Amanda Stolz

Amanda Stolz
amanda.stolz@mu.edu

Majors: Elementary Education and MELT

Hometown: Franklin, WI

MU Activities/Student Organizations:
STAR (Students Taking Active Roles), College of Education Student Council (Treasurer), MUSG (Marquette University Student Government-Legislative Vice President), Marquette University Wind Ensemble (Band Vice President), Marquette University Pep Band, and I work in a Resident Hall as a Secretary

Service Projects you have been a part of:
Hunger Clean Up, Noon Run

What do you do in your spare time?
I like to hang out with friends either in our rooms on somewhere in Milwaukee. Milwaukee is such a beautiful place and it is always fun to either take a walk to the lake or explore a new restaurant. Even though I have been on campus now for three years, we still manage to find something new and exciting to do!

What is your favorite thing to do at Marquette?
My favorite thing to do at Marquette is go to the different sporting events. Marquette is good at all different sports and it is fun to support a bunch of different teams. My favorite games to go to are Women’s Volleyball and Men and Women’s Basketball. For these games I play in the Pep Band so there is always something fun and exciting going on.

What made you decide on education?
Ever since I was in 4th grade I have wanted to become a teacher. I had a teacher that did everything and anything should could for her students that she inspired me to want to do the same. I love children and I also love helping others. Education allows me to do both of these things. I want to give the students the knowledge that they will need to succeed in whatever they choose to do beyond their schooling. Marquette’s College of Education program is a great way to get the experience that I need to become the best teacher I can possibly be.

Kathryn Vetter

Kathryn Vetter
kathryn.vetter@marquette.edu

Majors: Elementary Education and Psychology

Hometown: West Bend, WI

MU Activities/Student Organizations:
I am currently on the E-board as well as a member and choreographer of Dance Inc. at Marquette. I am also a member of the Marquette University Bystander Intervention Team.

Service Projects you have been a part of:
I participated in Hunger Clean Up, and was a faith formation teacher this past year at Gesu Parish. I also have participated in the Relay for Life at Marquette.

What do you do in your spare time?
In my spare time, I love to read and spend time outside either taking a walk/run to the lake or just relaxing. I also enjoy dancing.

What is your favorite thing to do at Marquette?
My favorite thing to do at Marquette is taking advantage of the Late Night opportunities offered, or going to the basketball games and being a part of the student section! However, I do also like just relaxing with friends during nice days outside, whether it is by Joan of Arc or outside the AMU.

What made you decide on education?
I chose education because I love kids and I love seeing the potential that every student brings to the classroom. I also love to see when I am working with a struggling student and they all of a sudden get the material. It is like something finally clicks and the brightness in their eyes and the smile on their face makes the struggles totally worth it.

Kathleen Wolff, Marquette University College of Education Student

Kathleen Wolff
kathleen.wolff@marquette.edu

Majors: Elementary Ed. and English with a dance minor

Hometown:  Arlington Heights, IL

MU Activities/Student Organizations:
At Marquette, I’m a member of Dance Inc. which is a club that offers all kind of dance styles such as lyrical, jazz, hip hop, and tap. I’m also a Zumba instructor at the Rec Center!

Service Projects you have been a part of:
I participated in Dance Marathon this past year as a Morale Captain, where I helped teach a dance to the kids throughout the night. I also volunteered at the Betty Brinn Museum’s Halloween Bash and Marquette’s HALLoween.

What do you do in your spare time?
In my spare time, I like to go downtown/explore Milwaukee with friends, dance, and spend time outdoors. I also enjoy playing and listening to any kind of music; I’ve been playing the piano and violin since I was young.

What is your favorite thing to do at Marquette?
My favorite thing to do at Marquette is going to the basketball games!

What made you decide on education?
I decided on education because I love working with kids and seeing the potential that each individual has. I think it’s very important for students to have encouraging teachers who provide them with support and motivation, which is something I am very passionate about doing myself.


Want more information about the PEAR Program? Contact Tina McNamara at tina.mcnamara@marquette.edu


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