Internships have helped her to fuse her love of languages with her passion for helping people.
“My mom was a social worker. Always and forever, she told me ‘You don’t want to dread going to work.’ You’re not going to dread helping someone.”
Anne enjoys teaching.
Those experiences helped shape her career aspirations. She intended to pursue teaching English as a second language, then considered international social work before deciding that she really wants to serve as an interpreter in a social services setting.
“What I like about UB is that through every change I made, all these resources were there for me and opportunities to progress in all three of those career directions,” Anne said.
“It’s been crazy with all the changes I’ve made, but it’s really taught me a lot about the world and revealed to me what I really want to do.”
Anne has worked as a peer mentor and tutor at UB.
An active member of the Undergraduate Academies, Anne served as a peer mentor in UB’s English Language Institute chat room and also worked as a tutor with inner-city Buffalo high school students. In her spare time, she helped found a local chapter of Active Minds, a student club that aims to de-stigmatize and provide support for students suffering from mental illness.
“Since I’ve been here, I’ve been exposed to so much knowledge and so many new experiences – mostly outside the classroom, more than in it. For my personal and career growth, what will have been most advantageous will be what I did outside the classroom.”
Last updated: May 21, 2013 3:32 am EST