Host institution: Philological School of Higher Education, Faculty of Modern Languages
Grant category: English Teaching Assistant
Academic year: 2016-2017
Grant start date: October 1, 2016
Grant end date: June 30, 2017
My name is Weronika Wasilewski and I am a recent graduate of Northwestern University with a Bachelor of Science in Education and Social Policy. At school, I studied Learning & Organizational and Psychology. Ever since I can remember, I have wanted to work in some sort of aspect of education. My interest was solidified when I heard Rita Pierson say in her TED Talk, “every kid needs a champion”. I want to be the champion for other students as my teachers were for me. Down the road, I will be working at the Huron Consulting Group in their Higher Education, and ultimately want to end up in higher education administration. I am extremely interested in familiarizing myself with another type of higher educational system — I could see what works and what doesn’t in order to be most efficient and helpful for students. In my free time, I enjoy spending time outdoors, exploring new cities (especially eating the food), and attending Broadway musicals.