Anthony Andre Zarate

Class Year: 
Mount Vernon, NY
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.

“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