During the completion of my general education requirements necessary to successfully transfer from Harold Washington College to UIC, I successfully completed the following courses: Administration of Juvenile Justice, Police Organization & Management, Criminal Law & Procedure, and Constitutional Law.
Not only did these courses contribute to my educational requirements, they also allowed me to understand the American criminal justice system at great length.
Through Chicago Cares, I have led a volunteer-driven program at McCormick Elementary Scool designed to promote literacy and foster sound habits for elementary school-aged children. During this period, I have instructed and tutored children in subjects ranging from English to Government.
I also have experience, through a nonprofit community organization in Chicago, working with middle school students, particularly sixth and eight graders.
I have worked as an after-school tutor/mentor for a community organization based in the Little Village neighborhood in Chicago. The purpose of the program was to help prepare middle-school students make the transition into successful high school students with sound study skills. As a part of my work, I received coaching and training to promote self discipline.
As part of my general education requirements to fulfill my BA in Political Science, I took courses that would help me better understand contemporary political thought. In doing so, I took courses that explored political processes and events within their own historical context. Such courses have allowed me to thoroughly familiarize myself with Latin American, European, Middle Eastern, and American history.