Nicole Ross

English major Nicole Ross reads in Prim Library at SNU Tahoe

Major: English , Psychology , Teacher Education

Class of: 2018

When I was young, I used to read “Junie B. Jones” books aloud to my mom. I think I loved reading so much at that age because I got to spend a lot of time with her. When I was in eighth grade, I had a wonderful English teacher, Mrs. Wolff. It was the pleasure of being in her English class that inspired me to want to be a teacher. Even though my life changed significantly since eighth grade, one thing has remained the same: my excitement for reading, which I am always eager to share. At SNC, I’ve been able to begin volunteering and teaching in classrooms all over Incline.

Nicole Ross takes break from reading to lay in the snow at SNC Tahoe“I chose to go here because I wanted a small community with a teaching program, but I got so much more than what I bargained for.”

I have made countless close relationships with my professors and SNC staff members, been involved with Student Government Association and was elected the class president, begun working on my career tutoring English at the Tutoring Center here, and have excelled in my studies.

I feel that I have grown in nearly every aspect of my life.

Update, May 2020

In the fall of 2019, Nicole began a two-year Peace Corps assignment teaching English in China. Her teaching was unexpectedly cut short in early 2020, when the Peace Corps suspended all overseas operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic. All volunteers were evacuated back to the U.S.

She will be starting her Master of Social Work program with a concentration in Advanced Clinical Social Work Practice at the Columbia School of Social Work in the fall of 2020. Columbia University’s School of Social Work was the first social work school established in the U.S., and is still one of the top-ranked programs in the country.


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