Archive for February, 2023

Sydney Hagen ’25

“Through both in-class learning and field experiences, I feel that I will be well prepared for my future career as an educator.” Sydney was drawn to Gustavus because of its “welcoming community, beautiful campus, and exceptional education program.” On campus, Sydney is a member of the Gustavus Wind Symphony and involved in both cross country […]

Ryan Wersal ’26

“The Education Department is a small, close-knit community made of people who share one big thing in common. Rule number 1 to be in the Education Department; you need to have a love for kids.” Ryan’s interest in teaching was born through his experience as a camp counselor over the summer where he discovered his […]

Carlos Mejia Suarez, PhD

“In my courses I provide opportunities for students to establish connections between class experience and community engagement.“ What are your areas of research and teaching expertise? Latin American literature: Twentieth century and contemporary, its intersection with gender, sexuality, armed conflict, and peace. What is your teaching style? My classroom is an open space for structured […]