CHSE Ambassador Madison Liggio
Madison is studying Early Childhood Education in CHSE's School of Education.
Q: Why did you choose LSU?
A: Growing up, I always dreamed about going to LSU. However, the decision to go to the university was affirmed when I participated in various events that happened at LSU, such as Louisiana Youth Seminar. From that point on, I knew I wanted to get a major from the university of the tigers, where the broad magnolia trees sway and there is never a chance of rain in Death Valley.
Q: Why did you choose Early Childhood Education as your major?
A: From a very young age, I knew that I wanted my career path and major to deal with children. After completing an internship during my senior year of high school, I realized that I truly loved the profession of teaching.
Q: What are you most excited for this semester?
A: I’m most excited to talk to students who are thinking about this college. I know coming in as a potential freshman can be daunting, but knowing that I can give support and lessen the burden is very exciting. I'm also excited about meeting all kinds of people who will make an impact at LSU and CHSE.
Q: Why did you apply to be a CHSE Ambassador?
A: I applied to the CHSE Ambassador program because I wanted to get involved in my college and help incoming freshman. I would also like to develop great leadership skills, and I think being a CHSE Ambassador will help me do that.
Q: What advice would you give to someone contemplating your major?
A: I would advise them to gain experience in the field by shadowing and volunteering. Also evaluate the pros and cons to help you decide if this is the major for you.
Q: What is something that surprised you about LSU or CHSE?
A: Something that surprised me about LSU is the sense of pride that the LSU community has as a whole. I knew that tiger pride was strong, but experiencing LSU games first hand showed me that everyone who attends Louisiana State University truly does bleed purple and live gold.
Q: What do you plan to do with your degree once you graduate?
A: Once I graduate, I plan to stay in Louisiana to teach third grade at a public school. Eventually, I plan to attend grad school.
An interesting fact about me is my friend and I once co-parented a teddy bear hamster named Guadaloupe.
My dream job would be to teach third grade at a St. Tammany parish school.
My favorite LSU tradition is couples kissing under the Bell Tower on Valentine's day.
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