Host institution: Jesuit University of Philosophy and Education Ignatianum and Pontifical University of John Paul II
Grant category: English Teaching Assistant
Academic year: 2016-2017
Grant start date: October 1, 2016
Grant end date: June 30, 2017
Hello! My name is Madison Harry, and I’m from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. I recently graduated summa cum laude from Oklahoma State University with a B.S. in Secondary Education – Social Studies and two minors: History and Leadership. While attending OSU, I served as a Student Government Senator and co-founded an annual conference for educators, EdCamp Stillwater. I was involved in several on-campus organizations, but two of my favorites were Kappa Alpha Theta and Intercultural Friendship, where I co-facilitated game nights between international students and residents of a local assisted living center. In my free time, I enjoy hiking, reading, and watching The West Wing and Doctor Who. While in Poland, I hope to connect American secondary students with the culture and history of Poland through a pen-pal project and video conferencing. Upon my return to the U.S., I plan to teach middle school geography and share what I learned while living and working in Poland.