Jessica Giannino ’14; Major: English; Minor: Secondary Education; Commonwealth Honors Program

Jessica Giannino

“I chose Salem State University because I knew it had one of the best education programs in the state. I aspire to be a high school English teacher, and I wanted to get the best education possible to do so. I chose my major because I have always loved language arts. I think that being able to teach language arts to high school students would be a career that is both challenging and rewarding. To be able to influence the future--by teaching youth something that I personally love--would be the best job in the world.

So far, my academic experience has been amazing. I love all my academics as well as my involvement in groups and clubs on campus. I serve as the vice president of the Student Government Association and president of the Student Commuter Association. Being involved in these organizations, as well as the Commonwealth Honors Program, has been the best part of my college experience. They helped spark my involvement in my hometown, where I now serve as a councilor at large.

The honors program gives me the unique opportunity to work with amazing faculty with copious amounts of experience in their fields, and work with students who are as driven and have aspirations like I do.”