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Emma Downing

ACE 28


Crystal Lake, IL

What do you hope to do/accomplish as an ACE Teacher?

As an ACE teacher, I hope to guide my students in developing their personal strengths in ways that shape their lives and enable them to achieve their greatest goals. I will strive to help them discover and cultivate their passions then determine how to use these passions to respond to the needs of the world.

What experiences at your undergraduate institution helped shape your decision to pursue teaching as a possible vocation?

Over the course of my time at Notre Dame, I grew to know and love ACE through meetings with former ACE teachers on campus, discussions with professors involved in the program, and connections through my minor in ESS.

Undergraduate Information

  • Major:

    Anthropology and Education, Schooling, & Society

  • Activities:

    God & the Good Life Fellow, South Bend Center for the Homeless, & Our Lady of the Road