Leaders of Lurie College | Sharon

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

“One of the greatest days of your life is when you discover your why. Student development is my why. My vision is to empower individuals through career decision self-efficacy so they can discover a purposeful life. As an aspiring higher education professional, my mission is to identify the students’ aspirations along with their unique strengths. I want students to know they have the potential in themselves to maximize their social mobility despite the perceived limitations they may encounter.”

SJSU Lurie College of Education Counselor Education Department Alumni Sharon Quach

The Leaders of Lurie College series has been curated by Brian Cheung Dooley.

Lurie College Alumni Transformed by STEM Teacher Institute

Learn more about SJSU Department of Teacher Education alumni Robyn Riedstra, who recently completed the Lurie College of Education’s transformative STEM Teacher Institute in partnership with the Krause Center for Innovation!

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Leaders of Lurie College | Amy

Meet Amy, SJSU alumni / faculty member and one of the leaders of Lurie College!

“Growing up as a fifth-generation resident of a small town in Michigan, my only adventures came from reading books. Being the first in my family to attend college was a huge step, filled with fear and uncertainty. Surprisingly, I discovered my adventurous spirit and sought out opportunities to continue learning and growing. I student taught in Australia and then accepted a teaching job in Japan. I now use my adventurous spirit to encourage my students to trust themselves and to take risks.”

SJSU Lurie College of Education Counselor Education Department Alumni and Faculty Amy Gutierrez

The Leaders of Lurie College series has been curated by Brian Cheung Dooley.