Student Profile: Ashley Mrozinski
Pinconning senior Ashley Mrozinski chose to attend Alma College because of its size, but thanks to Spring Term trips to Peru and England, she has had plenty of opportunities to see the world at large.
“Alma makes it so easy to travel,” she says. “We visited Machu Picchu while in Peru, and we looked at old documents in England: things from the Crusades, X-rays of Hitler’s head, and a diary of a woman who was arrested during World War II for treason. I love seeing history up close like this.”
A lifelong love of history inspired Mrozinski to double major in history and social studies with a secondary education emphasis. Her favorite eras to study are World War II and Columbus-era colonial studies, she says.
“I think history is an important subject for everyone to learn. How do you know what your country stands for if you don’t know about its history?” she says. “I like learning about how people interacted and acted in different time periods since lifestyles are so different in each century. In 100 years, our lifestyle is going to be completely different, too.”
A member of both the Education Club and Young Republicans, Mrozinski plans to take her passion for history and international travel back to the classroom as a high school teacher. She loves working with people, she says.
“Growing up, I played teacher with my sister all the time, and I had two really great teachers in high school who inspired me,” she says. “Even if you can really only deeply affect one or two students, I think it’s worth it. Plus, I get to hang out with history all day!”