Class of 2018
Eliza Jimenez’18 is an Education Studies minor from Pitssburgh, PA. Prior to Bates, she experienced diverse educational backgrounds attending a parochial elementary school, an urban, performing arts middle school, and an independent, all-girls high school. Having a mother who is a school counselor, combined with her range of schooling experiences sparked her interest in the Education field.
While taking the class Perspectives on Education as a first-year at Bates, Eliza formed bonds with other students and the professors in the department that have lasted and strengthened during her undergraduate years. As a Research Assistant for Professor Patti Buck she developed an article that explores the implementation of literature circles in ELL language arts classrooms. After graduating from Bates, Eliza has a two-year fellowship to teach tenth grade history at King’s Academy, a co-educational boarding school in Jordan. She intends to pursue a Master’s degree in Education or International Educational Development.