Taylor Rose '11 B.S.

Editor's note: Taylor Rose is one of ASU's many alums who are serving in the Peace Corps. In the photo, she is shown on the far left with her host family in Indonesia.

Which groups or activities were you most involved in at ASU? What did you gain from that involvement?

Working for the State Press was an interesting way to put the knowledge I gained from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication to practical use. It also helped me be involved with the university.

Tell us about your current involvement in the Peace Corps.

I'm a Secondary Education TEFL (Teaching English as Foreign Language) volunteer in Indonesia. I teach English to high school students both in the classroom and through extracurricular clubs and camps.

Which ASU professor(s) made a lasting impression on you and why?

The unwavering honesty of Faculty Associate and Lecturer Amanda Crawford with the journalism school was instrumental not only in developing my writing but also toughening my skin to criticism.

What personal qualities do you think were most strongly developed in you during your years as a Sun Devil?

The Cronkite school taught me the importance of accuracy and attention to detail, as well as holding myself to the highest standard, both professionally and personally. ASU as a whole taught me to be open to trying new things, no matter how scary, and that you can make friends anywhere.

What are three "can't-miss" ASU experiences every Sun Devil should participate in?

  1. Freshman year dorms. Palo Verde-Main helped me meet my very best friends. I lived with my freshman roommate all through college.
  2. Study abroad. Although technically not at ASU, I made great ASU friends while living and studying in London for a year.
  3. Tailgating before the ASU football games. Always way too much fun!
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