Anthony Andre Zarate

Class Year: 
2013
Hometown: 
Mount Vernon, NY
Education: 
University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education
University of Pennsylvania
Other majors or minors: 
Urban Studies
Urban Education
What brought you to Urban Studies?: 

The connections of the community, theory, and fieldwork to what I plan to do in education.

Areas of interest: 

Urban education

Career/Career Ambitions: 

Classroom teacher

Thesis Topic: 
"The Power of Student Voice: How Putting Influential Students In Charge Changes School Culture"
Fieldwork Placement: 
Student Teaching – 5th Grade at Russell Byers Charter School (Philadelphia, PA)
How did majoring in urban studies prepare you for graduate school or your current work?: 

It gave me the context and background needed to understand where I'm working and who I'm working with.

Quote: 
“Excellence is never an accident. It is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, and intelligent execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives - choice, not chance, determines your destiny.” - Aristotle