GeauxTeach Student Organization Officers

samantha lee

Samantha Lee, President

Email: slee159@lsu.edu

A Biological Sciences major expecting to graduate in May of 2021, Sam joined GeauxTeach to prepare herself for an enriching career in educating curious minds in Biology and Chemistry. As a child, she would teach her imaginary friends about long division and binomial nomenclature and she has always known that she wants to be a teacher. In Sam’s free time she enjoys performing, be it in a cabaret, a poetry reading, or a musical or concert. She loves to garden and to drink a great cup of coffee with a great book. 


Teaching Philosophy 

"Being a science educator gives me the opportunity to inspire and mold students into great inquirers, who question the world around them and stop at nothing until their quest for knowledge is realized."


Advice 

"This program gives you an incredible range of opportunities. It allows you to open multiple doors regarding your future careers while ensuring that you do not shut the door on any other opportunity. With the ability to educate as an addendum to your college career, you have proven your ability to achieve more in the same amount of time as your peers within your major. You have shown that you are capable of incredible and endless possible careers post-graduation."

juliana habisreitinger

Juliana Habisreitinger, Vice President

Email: jhabis1@lsu.edu

A junior majoring in Mathematics, expecting to graduate in the Spring of 2021, Juliana joined GeauxTeach because she wanted to pursue studies in her favorite subject, math, while also earning her teaching certificate. She realized once she got to college that she has always wanted to teach, and her desired focus is high school math! Every Wednesday Juliana volunteers at the Louisiana School for the Visually Impaired. She also enjoys hanging out with her friends, and she loves the movie theater. Her favorite movie is CoCo!


Teaching Philosophy 

“As a math teacher, I will assure my students will learn to persevere in solving difficult problems, apply mathematical concepts to the real world and other subjects, and use and understand proper mathematical vocabulary and its meaning.”


Advice

"Come and hang out in the lair! It’s a great way to meet people and learn about the program. Ask lots of questions and go to the student organization meetings."

angelle alleman

Angelle Alleman, Treasurer

Email: aall114@lsu.edu

A junior majoring in Mathematics, expecting to graduate in the Spring of 2021, Angelle joined GeauxTeach because she has always wanted to be a teacher. She wants to give students the opportunity to understand mathematics. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends and her favorite thing to do it play with her dog, Luna. 


Teaching Philosophy

“I want students to learn the meaning of mathematics rather than just learning to solve problems for a test.” 


Advice

"Go into these [GeauxTeach] classes with an open mind. This program has been an amazing experience for me and can be for you too."

 

 

lucica mai

Lucica Mai, Historian

Email: lmai3@lsu.edu

A junior Mathematics major, expecting to graduate in May of 2021, Luci joined GeauxTeach because she thought it was a great opportunity to learn how to teach while obtaining a degree in her content area. Luci has wanted to teach ever since she was in elementary school. She loves to play board games, to go on hikes, watching movies and traveling! Her favorite games are One Night Ultimate Werewolf and Quiplash, her favorite travel destination so far has been Salt Lake City and Atlanta and her favorite movie is Tuck Everlasting.  


Teaching Philosophy 

“I aspire to teach my students the real-world applications of math, that there are multiple ways to approach and solve problems, and that math is learned, not a gift.” 

 

Advice

"Give it a try! You’ll never know what could happen if you don’t try." 

victoria bowlerVictoria Bowler, Secretary

Email: vbowle2@lsu.edu

A sophomore majoring in Mathematics with an expectant graduation date of May 2022, Victoria joined Geaux Teach because of the amazing opportunity to earn a degree in an area of her choice and a teaching certificate at the same time. Due to amazing teachers in her high school and middle school career making math interesting and engaging, she decided that this was absolutely the route she wanted to take. Victoria loves to volunteer at her old high school club helping youth make safe and nondestructive decisions and attending services at her local youth ministry!

 

Teaching Philosophy

"As a math teacher, I believe math should not only be challenging but engaging and fun so that students learn to love the subject!"

 

Advice

"It will be difficult at first to be able to switch from a student mindset to a teacher mindset but I promise that all that hard work will be worth it one day! Being able to do field experience and teach at local schools will remind you why it is that you chose to inspire and mold young minds."

jordyn vicknair

Jordyn Vicknair, Public Relations

Email: jvick13@lsu.edu

A junior majoring in Mathematics, expecting to graduate in the Spring of 2021, Jordyn joined GeauxTeach because she has loved math and school since she was a kid. She has always felt that teaching was her calling, and hopes to encourage her students that math can be enjoyable and understandable. She enjoys spending time with her friends and visiting her family when she’s not busy with on campus leadership clubs and studying. She also loves watching movies, walking or biking the LSU lakes, and painting in her free time.


Teaching Philosophy


“As a teacher, I want my students to know that anyone who makes an effort can learn mathematics, and that it can be enjoyable too.”


Advice


“Don’t be afraid to reach out to other people involved in the GeauxTeach program. Everyone is really friendly and we’re all definitely willing to help each other out. It’s nice to have people who are going through the same program to support you through this experience.”