Shayna

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  • #dancing
  • #elementaryeducation

Colorado state outline

Hometown
Cedaredge, CO

Area of Study
Elementary Education

From the moment I stepped on campus I loved everything about it.

Why did you choose UNC?

It's the one campus I visited in my search that felt like home. From the moment I stepped on campus I loved everything about it.

Did you always know what you wanted to study?

I've thought about becoming a teacher ever since I was little, but it's a constantly changing process. It's a career I'm choosing to work at and put my passion into because it's something I love.

When you're not studying or in class, what do you like to do?

I spend time choreographing, writing, and adventuring. I love trying new things – which is another reason I love UNC. The university offers endless opportunities to try something I've never tried before, to have once-in- a-lifetime experiences and to meet new people. UNC led me to the student-led Dance Association, and programs like Outdoor Pursuits challenge me to find new places and reach new heights (literally).

What's your next big adventure?

My plan is to teach third grade at a school in Eastern Colorado, expand my dancing career, and continue having experiences that change my life like UNC did. There's nothing like college, but hopefully the real world will be a new and exciting step in the right direction.