Throughout this portfolio, you have seen my development as a peer mentor, learner, and individual. I hope I have affected my CHEM 201 students in a positive manner, inspired them to take ownership of their learning, and to never stop asking “why?” I can say without any uncertainty that I myself have grown immensely thanks to this course. This experience is one I will hold close to my heart for the rest of my life. I have learned about being uncomfortable, being vulnerable, and being grateful. This journey has not been easy or straightforward, but it was well worth it.
I would like to thank Dr. Lisa Stowe, Dr. Erin Sullivan, and Dr. Vivian Mozol for their kind support in this journey, for helping me find my way, and for constantly reminding me I have made an impact.
I would also like to thank Brian, Bre, Christina, Sarah, Rebecca, Val, Alina, Oscar, Delilah, Steph, and Carmen for being my pillars of support in times of success and challenge, for being by my side on my journey of self-discovery, and for their love and kindness.