Liberal Studies Major Ariana Ortega Plans to Become Elementary School Teacher in Richmond

Tuesday, October 15, 2019
RICHMOND STANDARD -- “My name is Ariana Ortega and I graduated from Making Waves Academy in 2017. I am currently a student at San Francisco State University, entering my third year as a Liberal Studies major with a minor in Education. I grew a passion for education in college but I always knew I wanted to work with children. I hope to one day become an elementary school teacher. I grew up in a low-income family in Richmond, California. Education has always emphasized in my home by my parents because they were unable to get past the 6th grade. Seeing them struggle in their jobs and my mother get backlash for not speaking English motivates me to be in school. They influenced me to be a better person every day and value my education.”