Programs completed at APU:
Bachelor of Arts: Liberal Studies
Minor(s): Counseling Psychology & Outdoor Studies
Project Title and what it entails:
Alaska Pacific University Competency-Based Education: Chess in Academia
The project literature reviews competency-based education (CBE), the structure of APU curriculum, and the correlational skills in chess that meet the demands of the Department of Education, academia, and the workforce. This is with proposal of a professional development route for chess players through mediums of authentic education such as courses, concentrations, minors, and a degree.
Rota, Spain & Kingwood, Texas
Favorite classes at APU? Why?:
Lifespan & Human Development
Advanced Mythology and Folklore
Directed Study: Chess Behavior through Personality Theory and Decision Making
Directed Study: History and Philosophy of Chess
At APU, students are encouraged to be accountable for their education; to draw parallels between their interests of study and passion. Hopefully, the students can create paths of connection, so that they may positively contribute to the lives of others. Each of these courses provided intrinsic value to the learning of human-psyche for me. More importantly, self-discovery.
What is your favorite APU memory?
Alaska Pacific University Chess Fellowship competing at the 2018 PanAmerican Championships in Columbus, Ohio.
What is going to be your next adventure post-APU?
There is a post-APU?!
My endeavors are to finish development and see implementation of chess curriculum in higher education. To do this, my hopeful adventure will begin anew here at Alaska Pacific University in the Master of Arts Program (MAP) and (CO-OP) for Alaskan State K-8 teaching certification.
Any words of wisdom for students working on completing their degrees?
Doubt from others can be one of the strongest motivational factors in life and was mine. Face opposition and smile with tenacity. Seek opportunity to fail, embrace humility, and grow resilience.