Profile of John Gabrieli, winner of the John H. Williams Prize for 2016.
The John H. Williams Prize is awarded annually to the honors senior graduating with the best overall record. Undergraduate Program Coordinator Dani Doyle interviewed John Gabrieli.
What are you doing now? Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Right now, I am teaching summer school in Philadelphia as part of my training for Teach for America. TFA is a national teacher corps of college graduates who commit to at least two years of teaching in under-resourced urban and rural communities across the country. Next year, I will be teaching elementary school in Hartford, Connecticut. Although I’m just starting my teaching career, I’m incredibly excited to get into the classroom and work to make a difference for kids every day. I wrote my senior thesis about how investing in our schools can increase equality of opportunity in the United States, and I’m passionate about the fight for educational justice for all students. Read more