Leaders of Lurie College | Victoria

Meet Victoria, SJSU graduate student and one of the leaders of Lurie College!

“I was constantly told I should become a teacher, and I thought about it; however, when I finished my bachelor’s I was over school. I went through a series of effortless jobs to find that I needed more out of life. It was then I realized that I was ready to become a teacher to make a difference and be challenged.”

Victoria Guinnane

Leaders of Lurie College | Corina

Meet Corina, recently graduated SJSU grad student and one of the leaders of Lurie College!

“I came to SJSU as a transfer student and moving to a new city and school was a challenge but I was able to overcome my obstacles by the support and motivation from my professors and my fellow peers here. The Lurie College of Education provided me with opportunities to collaborate with others and grow as a person and educator. I am grateful to have been part of positive learning environment. The Lurie College of Education became a second home for me where I was able to make life long connections.”

Corina Mora

Leaders of Lurie College | Ashley

Meet Ashley, SJSU undergraduate student and one of the leaders of Lurie College!

“My journey to college was rough from the very beginning. I am the first one in my family to graduate from a university and I had to do all by myself. During my four years I faced numerous setbacks – I was involved in a sexual assault case, my mother and father both had surgery, my dad had two strokes, and I was diagnosed with endometriosis. Despite all of these setbacks I was able to maintain a positive outlook and I will be graduating in the fall.”

Ashley Lamboley

Leaders of Lurie College | Rose

Meet Rose, SJSU alumni / staff and one of the leaders of Lurie College!

“As single mom of two with a full-time career, the thought of college was overwhelming, yet I wanted so much to earn my degree. I justified why I shouldn’t pursue it. “I’m too old, I wouldn’t fit in, I’m scared” were my thoughts. My head told me no, but my heart told me otherwise. So I began my journey. I attended part-time, stayed consistent, and earned my BA and my MA. I encourage anyone in this position to listen to your heart if it speaks to you. If we are not challenging ourselves, we are not growing.”

Rose Hunter