Drexel STEM majors from various disciplines (engineering, biology, math, computer science, etc.) enroll in DragonsTeach courses for a chance to explore teaching as a career option. Read their stories below.
Nicole Naranjo, Biological Sciences '18
"As an international student, I used to feel very insecure about my accent during classroom discussions and presentations. The teaching experiences in DragonsTeach made me confident in my public speaking skills and enabled me to become a better learner."
Jadzia Watsey, Mathematics '19
"Entering Drexel, I knew that I wanted to be a Math teacher. I majored in Math for the content knowledge and planned on minoring in education. When I heard about DragonsTeach, it presented the perfect situation for someone like me who was interested in teaching, but wanted to keep their STEM degree."
Kathryn Volk, Biomedical Engineering '17
"This year, I will be the only engineering student graduating with a minor in STEM education. This made me a very unique candidate for my data analyst position at Johnson & Johnson which involves breaking down complex information to present to different audiences."
Isaac Quelly, Architectural Engineering '19
"DragonsTeach allowed me to discover my passion for engineering education. I am able to use my knowledge to reinvest in urban education and lead outreach initiatives that give back to communities in Philadelphia."
Emily Koskey, Mechanical Engineering '19
"When looking for a first co-op all Drexel resumes look the same. Same classes, same format, same research experience. A minor in stem education set me apart and I always get questions about what the minor is, why I chose it, and how it's helped me grow."