Hometown: Chapel Hill, NC
Education: Biology, Duke University
Placement: Bronx High School of Business
Connie grew up in Chapel Hill, NC, and attended college down the street at Duke University. She majored in Biology and hopes to attend medical school in the future. Since middle school, Connie loved volunteering with children at summer camps and after-school programs. Through her volunteer work, she’s worked to promote science education and nurture children’s interests in science. In college, she tutored individuals from the local Hispanic community to improve literacy. She also served as a Peer Tutor in Spanish. Connie is extremely excited to join the Blue Engine team and pursue her dual passions for service and teaching. She cannot wait to serve as a teacher, mentor and role model, cultivating intellectual curiosity and potential in her students. She is especially looking forward to the small group approach and building lasting relationships with her students and other BETAs! Outside of the classroom, Connie can be found hanging out with friends, playing the piano or exploring the city.