I finally got to meet my mentor today!
And for those of you wondering – yes, the TeachForAmerica Chicago office is amazing.
Anyways, after being introduced to my fellowship mentor through e-mail and after having to already cancel one meeting due to inclement weather (welcome to Chicago) we finally had a meeting this morning.
Not surprisingly though, I really loved my mentor. She’s passionate and easy to talk to. She also supported me in my ideas, even after I told her I was ok with her letting me know when my ideas get crazy (since they often do). She gave me lots of encouragement and we had a good discussion on education and our different experiences.
I’m really looking forward to learning more from her and being able to bring my project to fruitation under her guidance!