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Student Profile:
Amy Peterson ‘14- Alum Profile

Why Siena?

“I chose Siena because of its small size. It appeared that once you were a student at Siena you became a part of a small, tight-knit family for the rest of your life. After my visits I knew instantly that Siena was somewhere that I would not be just another number or get lost in the crowd, but instead be guided by the Siena community to reach my highest potential.”

Why Mathematics?

“I chose Mathematics Education because I knew I had to go into a helping profession, and also because I knew Math would be a challenge, and that is something I wanted in my college education. I decided on Mathematics because all too often high school students dread math, and I want to be the person that changes their mindset and shows them the importance of mathematics and just how powerful it can be. Teaching is a passion of mine, and ultimately I would like to teach students to be passionate about Mathematics as well.”

What has been your most meaningful experience at Siena?

​“My most meaningful experiences at Siena have been my Fieldwork for the Education program. The experiences I have gained from working with students in many different schools are ones that I will keep with me always. There is nothing more rewarding than helping a student understand something they have been struggling with. And there is nothing more satisfying than guiding students to be passionate about learning.”

What are your plans for the future?

​“After graduation I plan to teach high school Mathematics while working towards my Master’s degree in Administration. Eventually I would like to be the head of the Mathematics department in the high school where I teach.”

Amy Peterson ‘14- Alum Profile

Amy Peterson

Class of 2014

Mathematics Major

Garnerville, N.Y.