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Gabriella Diaz '22

Majors: Educational Studies,   English Literature     
Hometown: Galesburg, Illinois
Involvements:  TRIO, Alpha Sigma Alpha, Softball

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Hello! My name is Gabriella Diaz. I'd love to talk with you about my Knox experience.

Favorite place on campus:
My favorite place on campus oddly enough is George Davis Hall room 304. That is where most of my educational studies classes have been. When you walk in there are posters on the wall from different educational studies classes. It makes me really happy.

Knox professor with whom you should absolutely take a class:
Gina Franco. Gina is hands down one of the coolest people I have met during my time at Knox. Not only is she hilarious, but she also is one of the most caring and understanding professors that I have encountered. 

How I picked my major:
Coming in I thought that I wanted to go into the medical field. I was scheduled to take a science course but at the last second, I decided to instead take a course called " School and Society" to fulfill one of my elements. During that course, we had to complete community service hours, and I decided I would do Reading Buddies. I ended up teaching my buddy how to tie her shoes, and found out her teachers and parents had been trying to get her to learn for months and I was the one who finally got through to her. After that day I knew that I was meant to teach.

Knox class I never expect to love:
American Literature. I had no idea what to expect from this class. I loved it so much I decided to stick with it and it helped me decide that I want to be an English teacher. Analyzing literature is so, so cool.

Most challenging class:
PSYCH 100. STEM has always been challenging to me, and this class really taught me what kind of studier I am. It also gave me an idea of when I need to stop and ask for help.

Connect with me to ask any questions you may have about life at Knox, classes and professors, and living in Galesburg, Illinois. And don't forget to follow Knox on Snapchat and Instagram to see a typical day in the life of a Knox student—maybe even mine! 

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