Student Profile:
Yomary Rodriguez ‘14- Alum Profile

Why Siena?

​“I chose Siena because of the environment I experienced on my numerous visits. It is a small school and from what I saw everyone loved it. I knew that if I were to come here the opportunities I would have and the relationships I would build would direct me in the right path.”

Why Mathematics?

“When I arrived at Siena, I knew I wanted to major in education. I didn’t know exactly which field, but I was interested in math. I was pulled to math after interacting with faculty in the math department and taking a course that made me think in a way I had never before. The one-on-one and small group learning was the final, deciding factor that assured me that math was the field I wanted to explore.”

What has been your most meaningful experience at Siena?

​“The most meaningful experience that I have had at Siena would have to be the observations and field work that I have done in the Education courses. Going into a classroom and assisting a current math teacher with lessons plans and even teaching in some instances has been one of my highlights here at Siena. Having that interaction with other teachers, but especially with the students, has taught me what I cannot learn in the classroom.”

What are your plans for the future?

​“After graduation, I plan to teach in a high needs school and continue to make strides in my education and get my masters. After seeing the faculty here and what they do, it may even be possible that in the future I will earn my Ph.D.”

Yomary Rodriguez ‘14- Alum Profile

Yomary Rodriguez

Class of 2014

Mathematics Major

Sleepy Hollow, N.Y.