"I believe that Luther gave me the skills to think critically about any topic and demonstrate my learning through writing."
Tiffany feels her academics and extracurricular activities at Luther helped her develop good leadership skills. “I attended the National Conferences for Undergraduate Research two years in a row. Presenting there helped me gain confidence as an independent student as well as a speaker,” Tiffany says. “I was also the president of the Performing Arts Committee. With that group, I collaborated very closely with Luther staff, students, and performers.”
After graduation, Tiffany spent a year teaching English near Paris with a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship. “After that, I returned to my home state of Colorado, where I pursued a teaching license through Colorado University’s Denver Urban Community Education program. I was hired at a Hard-to-Serve school (determined by percentage of free and reduced lunch meals served) as soon as I graduated,” Tiffany says. “More recently, I taught French in Cherry Creek Schools for two years and have now returned to Denver Public Schools where I teach high school. I’ve also completed a master’s degree in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education.”
“I believe that Luther gave me the skills to think critically about any topic and demonstrate my learning through writing. I was also given several opportunities to develop my public speaking and leadership skills,” Tiffany says. “Outside of that, Luther helped me cultivate an appreciation for wellness both physically and spiritually. Since I’ve been on my own, I’ve continued to maintain an active lifestyle and worship at an ELCA church in Denver.”
Find a club or activity that you’re really passionate about and stick with it. This will create opportunities to make friends. But don’t try to do everything at once. You have four years!
—Tiffany Choi '09