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VIDEO: A day in the life of Chelsea

VIDEO: A day in the life of Chelsea

What is it like to be a student at Fort Lewis College? In our "Day in the life" series, we'll explore student life at FLC through the eyes of our students. In this episode, we meet Chelsea, a senior Teacher Education major and student athlete. On a typical day, Chelsea attends classes in teacher education and first aid, rides her bike on the Animas River Trail, goes to softball practice, and hangs out with some friends. Go Skyhawks!

Finding my path

Finding my path

Over the years my answer to the question, what do you want to be when you grow up?, was constantly changing: from being a marine biologist to a forensic pathologist and even a geologist. In my freshman year at Fort Lewis I declared a political science major and with that I thought I had finally found my answer to the question – I wanted a career in politics. As a high school senior I discovered that my passion for foreign affairs and politics was something I ultimately wanted to pursue in college.

My speech for Skyhawk Saturday

My speech for Skyhawk Saturday

As much as all of you might not realize it, every student in this room has something in common. You are all here because you are thinking of your future and pursuing the path of college. I was in the same place as you, just four short years ago. I know the decision you are being faced with now. It is hard to decide where, why and what to go to college for. There are dorms to see, class sizes to consider, degree options to look at, costs of attendance, distance from home, food options, where you can go shopping, how much Call of Duty time you are going to have, and where the best long boarding hill is. Most importantly, where you will be happy, as well as successful? For me, Fort Lewis has it all.

My speech for Skyhawk Saturday

My speech for Skyhawk Saturday

As much as all of you might not realize it, every student in this room has something in common. You are all here because you are thinking of your future and pursuing the path of college. I was in the same place as you, just four short years ago. I know the decision you are being faced with now. It is hard to decide where, why and what to go to college for. There are dorms to see, class sizes to consider, degree options to look at, costs of attendance, distance from home, food options, where you can go shopping, how much Call of Duty time you are going to have, and where the best long boarding hill is. Most importantly, where you will be happy, as well as successful? For me, Fort Lewis has it all.

Following in my mother's footsteps

Following in my mother's footsteps

I had always told myself that I would not follow in my mother’s footsteps. Ever since she opened her own preschool for two year olds, and employed me during the summer, I have been hearing how “wonderful of a teacher I would be,” but why would I want I to be like my Mom? Sure, I admire her greatly and think she is one of the best teachers I have ever met, but I wanted to find my own path. During my freshman year, I crazily decided to take an “Intro to Education” class that counted as one of my general education requirements at the Fort (our nickname for Fort Lewis College).

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