McKenzie Bueck, '17

McKenzie Bueck, '17Major: Anthropology and Sociology
Minor: Communications
Concentrations: Public Policy and Service (Ford), Human Services
Hometown: Avon Lake, OH

With what organizations are you involved on campus?

  • Alpha Chi Omega Sorority

Why did you choose Ford?

I joined Ford originally because of the service that it does, but I stayed because I really enjoyed the opportunities that Ford allows me to do.I loved being able to go to CASS in Detroit, spending a week in Detroit for the Sleight Leadership Program, and my current internship working with Half the Sky.

What current issue/topic is important to you?

Education, immigrant, and urbanization issues/policies are important and interesting to me.

In what ways have you been involved with this cause at Albion?

I was able to live in Costa Rica with the education department and work with students, working on ESL and I personally focused on how Costa Rican teachers work with learning differences compared to how American teachers do. The Sleight trip allowed me to learn about urbanization and grant writing, which was nice to be introduced to.

What has been the most influential moment for you thus far at Albion College?

I have had many influential moments while at Albion. Most have been from traveling, helping to figure out my future. In Costa Rica, I learned that I don't want to be a teacher in the U.S. I really enjoy working with children, but I don't want to be a teacher. However, I want to do something with education. When I lived in South Korea, I was able to visit different schools and see a public school versus a traditional Confucian school. So, I really enjoy traveling and being able to see the differences in schools around the world. Right now, I am currently interning for Half the Sky and I am working with refugees from Burma. This is different for me because most of them are adults, but I am really enjoying it. I am able to create lesson plans and help coordinate conversation classes to help with their English.

What do you envision yourself doing after Albion?

As of now, I know I want to go join the Peace Corps. I love to travel and Albion has allowed me to have amazing opportunities. As my time becomes shorter and shorter here, I hope to narrow down my ideas of what I would like to do in my future.

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