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Sarah Kelly


Santa Barbara, CA

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

As an ACE teacher, I hope to create a safe space for my students to grow, learn, and pursue knowledge. I also hope to help make them fall in LOVE with Literature of all kinds, with the hope they will take comfort and learn life lessons from the books they read.

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

I was never sure I wanted to be a teacher until my sophomore year at Notre Dame. After taking a college seminar led by an ACE administrator, I knew God was calling me to teach. The more and more that I talked to former ACErs the more I knew that teaching was a passion I wanted to follow, and ACE would be the perfect way to do so.

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

As an ACE Intern, I hope to develop and grow relationships with the ACE team members, and my fellow Interns. I hope to become a better listener as I work to help other students discern whether or not ACE is a way in which they want to serve the community.

Undergraduate Information

  • Institution:

    University of Notre Dame

  • Major:

    English & Gender Studies

  • Activities:

    Football Recruiting Ambassador, Football Office Worker, Pre-college Programs