Jasmine Santiago interned in a fourth-grade classroom, where she will always remember her student teaching experience: when the COVID-19 pandemic forced schools to move to an online teaching environment. During this time, she diligently worked alongside her cooperating teacher to help their students continue learning from home.
Jasmine’s professors describe her as an exceptional student who has a heart for marginalized children. Her senior research project focused on protecting and serving undocumented students in public education.
She is a member of Kappa Delta Pi, the international honor society in education, and a student in the Stetson Bonner program. After graduation, she plans to teach in the intermediate grades, where she hopes to continue to inspire students to demonstrate kindness and empathy.