To celebrate Black History Month, we asked some of our students in the School of Education to share about their UW–Madison experiences, their Black role models, and what Black History Month means to them.
Where are you from, and what brought you to UW–Madison?
I’m from Milwaukee, and what brought me to Madison was honestly a dream to become someone I only dreamt of becoming.
What is your major?
My current major is rehabilitation psychology, and I chose it because for so long I saw a job as something that was meant to impress others — not as something I wanted for myself. I want to be a school psychologist because I was once a lost child, and I am determined to heal all the lost children of the world.
"My favorite class so far has been African American Music History. It taught me so much about my people's history and our impact on the world even outside of music."
What has been your favorite class or professor?
My favorite class so far has been African American Music History. It taught me so much about my people’s history and our impact on the world even outside of music.
What does Black History Month mean to you?
Black History Month to me is a time of reflection and peace. I dedicate this month to understanding my blackness on a deeper level.
Tell us about a Black role model you look up to and admire. Why?
A Black role model I have is, honestly, all my Black friends I’ve made growing up. I owe it to my Black friends for teaching me to embrace and love everything about my blackness.