Karena is a third-year psychology major seeking her teaching endorsement in both social studies and ESL. She is most interested in the ways linguistic diversity can enhance classroom dynamics, and plans to promote equity and social justice when she completes her student teaching in the fall of 2014. In her spare time, she is likely to be found fiddling with her guitar, Gary, or buying nail polish and Pringles at Wal-Mart at two-in-the-morning.
Alexandra Odom was born and raised in Baltimore,Maryland where she graduated from Baltimore City College. As a current sophomore at Grinnell College, Alexandra is an intended history major seeking licensure in secondary education. Upon graduation, she plans to teach high school history while attending graduate school. Last summer Alexandra worked as an intern with the University of Maryland, Baltimore on a series of history research projects through their Office of Communications and Public Affairs.