Student Profile: Isabelle Moore
A bit of serendipity helped guide Farmington Hills junior Isabelle Moore to Alma College.
“My mom and I were coming home from a tour at another school, and we stumbled upon Alma College,” she says. “We had never heard of it, so we explored for a bit. When I got home, I researched Alma some more and found that it had all the qualities I wanted in a college.”
For Moore, double majoring in English and history is as natural a choice as coming to Alma was.
“I’ve never wavered from my choice to study education; for as long as I can remember I’ve wanted to work in the academic sphere,” she says. “English is my main focus because literacy is so important for everyone, not just ‘bookworms.’ I love how literature and history pair together: History influences literature while literature influences history. It’s really a perfect marriage.”
Moore also is working toward her secondary education certification. Her position as student director of the Writing Center has helped her strengthen the skills essential to being a great teacher, she says.
“The Writing Center is an amazing tool for students to use, and I’m just happy to be a part of it,” she says. “Being the student director has really helped me grow as it’s the perfect fusion of teaching and writing. it will be a great resource for my future as an educator.”
Also a member of the Alma Choir, Pretty in Plaid and Climbing Club, Moore is busy from morning until night. She says she feels blessed to be able to be involved in so many activities and take so many classes.
“I have met so many incredible people at Alma, and not just students,” she says. “The professors here advocate for their students in a way I’ve never seen anywhere else. Last year, I had a crazy scheduling issue and Dr. Findley really stuck her head out for me and went above and beyond to help me get it figured out. I really appreciated her efforts.”