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Kenta Sachen

ACE 28


Phoenix, AZ

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

I hope to become a force of change and inspiration for the students that I get to teach. I was blessed by teachers who motivated me to study for the sake of learning, and not just for a passing grade. These teachers got me excited for classes each day, greatly motivating me to progress in my academic career. I am hoping to give back this same experience to the students in my classroom, and truly get them excited to learn.

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

My time living in Carroll gave me a lot of opportunities to act as a mentor to the younger vermin. I really enjoyed being a source of knowledge and help for them, especially when it came to discerning majors or finding the right extracurricular clubs and activities. My experience as the head of analytics also helped shape my decision to pursue ACE. As the head of analytics, I got the chance to teach programming and data visualization to the new club members, as well as moving around the various sub-teams to monitor their work and progress. It was super cool to see the underclassmen grow and improve as data analysts and gradually gain independence to pursue and lead their own projects.

How do you hope to grow in your experience as an ACE Ambassador/Intern?

I hope to grow into a more patient and compassionate person during my time with the ACE staff and interns. As a business student among many other interns who are education minors, I know that I have a lot to learn when it comes to the philosophy/sociology behind teaching, as well as the best practices of being a teacher. I will work to keep an open and highly absorptive mind, so that I can be the best teacher that I can be when I enter the classroom in the fall.

Undergraduate Information

  • Major:

    Business Analytics, minor in Mandarin Chinese

  • Activities:

    Mentor for Building Bridges and ND Sports Analytics Program (Baseball)