Marina Paige – 2014 MyMajors Intern

Welcome our new class of 2014 Interns to MyMajors.

Marina is a Senior:

I’m a young woman who can count to 10 in Japanese, who wants to become fluent in the Spanish language and who is dedicated to positively influencing the lives of young children and increasing bullying and suicide awareness as I am a bullying survivor myself.

  • Name:
    Marina Paige
  • Activities/Work/Extracurricular/Sports:
    Cheerleader; advisor for Junior Cheerleading Team; titleholder in the Miss America Organization; created an anti-bullying reading program for my school’s primary center; President of my school’s Zero Conflict Club; member of: Key Club, Stand Tall (Against Drugs and Alcohol), and Youth Salute.
  • Intended Major:
    Early Childhood Education
  • College Options:
    Duquesne, University of Central Florida, Bloomsburg, California University of Pennsylvania, Hofstra
  • Dream Job:
    Kindergarten Teacher
  • Favorite Holiday:
    Halloween
  • Favorite Food:
    Sushi
  • If you could take one item on an island by yourself, what would it be?:
    A fishing rod, very practical!
  • Super Power:
    Super Strength… because I can barely open a jar of sauce by myself!

A little more about Marina…

My career search began with big and lofty goals- Pediatric Psychiatry!
3+ year residencies after X years of med school, oh my! After some contemplation (actually, after admitting to the fact that I HATE blood), I realized that med school was NOT for me. I wanted to work with kids, but no where near hospitals. So I thought of pediatric optometry. Who better to work with glasses and children than someone who got their first pair when they were 8? And then I realized, that wasn’t for me either. I want to work with kids everyday, not once a month or once a year. I want to influence their daily lives and be an inspiration to them. After having so many wonderful and inspiring teachers, I realized that I wanted to be among them and become a kindergarten teacher! And that’s my story of how I chose my career path. Look for me in a few years, inspiring our nations future leaders in my kindergarten classroom.

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