Student Spotlight: Mariah McDaniel, U.S. Air Force

Pomona All Women Cohort and Notre Dame Cohort

What was your educational experience prior to WSP? Would you consider yourself a confident student?

I had some college experience, but it was so long ago I lost that confidence. Now, I feel confident in entering higher education.

Had you participated in any sort of virtual learning before? If so, how does your WSP experience compare to that?

I haven’t! The virtual experience was still very interactive, and I don’t think a classroom setting would be much different.

Why were you excited to participate in WSP this summer?

It was confirmation that I am moving forward in my goal of getting a degree.

What have you learned so far that you think will be helpful as you pursue your degree?

Time management, what courseload to expect, and what resources to use.

What was your favorite session, and why?

I enjoyed Professor Rita Roberts. She’s extremely well-read and presented information in such an engaging and insightful way.

Are there any instructors or fellows who have made a difference for you at WSP?

Everyone helped me realize something about myself that encouraged and motivated me.

Is WSP having any effect on how confident you feel as a student?

Yes, I feel more confident and more prepared.

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