I can honestly say that path to discovery really started in the Masters Social Work Program and ended in the College of Education. My academic experiences with Dr. Halter and Dr.Downing opened my mind to the need for social justice. Though their mentorship, they put me on the path of discovery. But it was within the College of Education that I was tested, challenged, and shaped into the academic professional and social justice advocate I am today. I owe a great deal to the direction and mentorship of Drs. Alexander, Trent, Anderson, and Parker. When talking to my peers in the field who attended other universities, I realize how blessed I am to have them be a part of my shaping. These great scholars are a true representation in regard to the greatness of the University of Illinois.
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