Meet Our Members

UWEC ECLIPSE AmeriCorps Program Director:  Amy Fink

ABOUT

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Major/Minor/Certificates:

  • Communication Sciences & Disorders/Speech & Language Therapy – BA

  • Early Childhood Education – Dual Teaching Certification in General Education & Special Education

  • Early Childhood Special Education – Masters Degree

Why ECLIPSE?

  • “I was looking for opportunities to help strengthen our childcare and early childhood educational system programs.”

Future Goals/Dreams:

  • “To ensure that all children have equal opportunities to high-quality early learning to ensure their future success in school and beyond.”

Personal Story/Experiences in ECLIPSE:

  • “I love the connection with everyone within our program and how that spreads out into the community. The willingness and drive AmeriCorps UWEC ECLIPSE members have to "Get Things Done" is remarkable and inspiring. It is uplifting to know there are such strong willed and compassionate young leaders at UWEC and in the Eau Claire community.”

Favorite Ice Cream: Dairy Free Cookie Dough

Favorite Animal: Porcupine

ECLIPSE Volunteer Coordinator

Alivia Torrez

ABOUT

Major/Minor/Certificates:

  • Elementary Education and TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages Minor

Year in College: Junior (3rd Year)

Position in ECLIPSE:

  • Volunteer Coordinator of Website management and Video approval process

Why ECLIPSE?

  • “I joined ECLIPSE to work with children, serve our community and meet new people my freshman year.”

Future Goals/Dreams:

  • “I would love to teach overseas one day or work in an immersion school.”

Personal Story/Experiences in ECLIPSE: 

  • “One of my favorite parts about ECLIPSE is being able to serve our community and work with so many children. It was always fun going to site and seeing how excited all of the kids were to see us.”

Favorite Ice Cream: Mint Chocolate Chip

Favorite Animal: Flamingo

ECLIPSE Volunteer Coordinator

Tepa Yang

ABOUT

Major/Minor/Certificates:

  • Secondary English Education | Certificates: Critical Hmong Studies, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL/ESL)

Year in College: Senior (4th Year)

Position in ECLIPSE:

  • Volunteer Coordinator of Website management and Video Approval Process

Why ECLIPSE?

  • “I joined ECLIPSE because I love learning and working with little minds. Every day I feel like I get to make a positive impact with what I do.”

Future Goals/Dreams:

  • “Language Arts teacher or ESL teacher.”

Personal Story/Experiences in ECLIPSE:

  • “I love ECLIPSE. My experience working with kiddos has really changed my outlook on life and my philosophy as a future educator. It makes me so happy seeing these children every day and getting to serve them. It's so special to be a part of the classroom where I can help provide a positive learning environment and aid in student growth. I learned a lot about issues that affect the lives of our children and their families. So many children come from lower-income families and you never know what someone is going through. I've served children who were food insecure, in the foster system, parents in the criminal justice system, you name it. It's crucial to understand that every child comes from an experience you will not understand and that was heartbreaking but life changing. The relationships I built with children, teachers, and other members was unlike anything I've ever experienced. Although these kiddos probably won't remember me, but I'll always remember them and how they touched my life. They've helped me learn so much about social issues, the importance of community service work, and myself. The service we provide is so rewarding because I can see the impact that my actions have in making the world I live in a better place.”

Favorite Ice Cream: Mint Chocolate Chip

Favorite Animal: Tiger

ECLIPSE Volunteer Coordinator

Dayne Kramer

ABOUT

Major/Minor/Certificates:

  • I am Pre-Med student with a Neuroscience Major and Biology Minor

Year in College: Junior (3rd Year)

Position in ECLIPSE:

  • Volunteer Coordinator of Alternative Services and Event Planning

Why ECLIPSE?

  • “I joined ECLIPSE because helping children grow and assisting them in furthering their academic career is extremely valuable. I have learned numerous life-long lessons that will only benefit me in my future career.”

Future Goals/Dreams:

  • “My goals are to attend medical school to continue practicing and learning about the things I love!”

Personal Story/Experiences in ECLIPSE:

  • “A personal story I would love to share is from my first year in the program. I had been working with a young child who had struggled to speak to anyone other than family. After working with them throughout the whole academic year, they finally opened up to me and felt comfortable having a normal conversation. Achievements such as these are the reason this program is so rewarding.”

Favorite Ice Cream: Vanilla

Favorite Animal: Frog

ECLIPSE Volunteer Coordinator

Alexia Dellemann

ABOUT

Major/Minor/Certificates: 

  • Social Work Major, Family Studies Minor, Child Welfare and Gerontology Certificates

Year in College: Senior (4th Year)

Position in ECLIPSE:

  • Volunteer Coordinator of Social Media and Virtual Field Trips

Why ECLIPSE?

  • ​​“I love working with the child. I have always loved working with children and i love meeting new people. When I first came to Eau Claire I only knew 2 people from high school. This was a way to do something I love while also getting to know more people here.”

Future Goals/Dreams:

  • “I plan of taking a gap year after graduating this summer with my bachelors. I will be gaining experience in the field and saving up money to get my master's in social work. I want to get my masters to be able to become a school social worker.”

Personal Story/Experiences in ECLIPSE:

  • “When I first came to Eau Claire I was hesitant on getting my degree in social work and did not know many people here. I needed a job, so I decided to join ECLIPSE since I had work study to use. I was not expecting ECLIPSE to be such a big part of my life and the reason why I want to become a school social worker. Working with these kids and seeing how much of a need there is out there for the children I want to be able to be that resource they can use at a school.”

Favorite Ice Cream: Chocolate

Favorite Animal: Monkey

ECLIPSE Team Leader

Sierra Savage 

ABOUT

Major/Minor/Certificates:  

  • Unified Early Childhood Education Major/ EBD (Emotional Behavioral Disorder Certificate)

Year in College: Junior (3rd year)

Position in ECLIPSE: Team Leader

Why ECLIPSE?

  • “I wanted as much experience as I could get working with children. I also joined for the leadership skills and friendships I hoped to gain from this program.”

Future Goals/Dreams:

  • “My future goal is to have my own classroom and eventually get my Speech Pathology Degree. I have always dreamed of being a mom though as well!”

Personal Story/Experiences in ECLIPSE:

  • “My favorite part about ECLIPSE is the relationships you build. Not only are you creating relationships with families and fellow educators, but you create lasting friendships with peers and the community. For the three years I have been involved each team of mine has been a blessing to me. They are a sounding board when things are rough, a smile on my face, and giggle that I can’t help but to let escape. The staff at the different sites do all they can to help the members build our knowledge on what we are passionate about, working with children. These memories with all the people in the community, staff, peers, families, and kids are some of the best memories I want to hold onto forever. I could not be more thankful for such an amazing program and group of people to work with who impact me every single day!”

Favorite Ice Cream: Cappuccino

Favorite Animal: Monkey

ECLIPSE Team Leader

Grace Bigbee

ABOUT

Major/Minor/Certificates:  

  • SPED, UEC Major; ID and EBD certificates

Year in College: Junior (3rd year)

Position in ECLIPSE: Team Leader

Why ECLIPSE?

  • I always knew I wanted to work with children in my future, and ECLIPSE was a great place to start. Not only have I gained so much experience and knowledge through the children I have had the opportunity to work with, but I have also strengthened my ability and skills as a leader and team member within ECLIPSE.

Future Goals/Dreams:

  • I would love to have my own inclusive preschool classroom or work within a B-3 program; since I still have a little over a year to go until I graduate, I am still in the process of deciding which one I will pursue. I would also like to move back to Minnesota and settle there, as that is where I am from and where my family is.

Personal Story/Experiences in ECLIPSE:

  • When I think back on my years in ECLIPSE, I can't help but smile. Whether it be the memories I’ve made with the children at site, the relationships I have developed and maintained with team members, or the valuable skills I have gained from the teachers and professionals I’ve been able to work with, I am extremely thankful for the experience. Through the amazing opportunities I have been given in ECLIPSE, I have become more and more confident in my ability to educate young children. I couldn't imagine where I would be in my education and life without all I gained from the ECLIPSE program and will carry all I have learned with me into my teaching!

Favorite Ice Cream: Chocolate

Favorite Animal: Red Panda

ECLIPSE Team Leader

Amber Retzloff

ABOUT

Major/Minor/Certificates: 

  • Elementary education major with a minor in history

Year in College: Sophomore (2nd year)

Position in ECLIPSE: Team Leader

Why ECLIPSE?

  • It sounded like a good opportunity/ to get more experience before being in a classroom

Future Goals/Dreams:

  • Move somewhere out of my comfort zone

Personal Story/Experiences in ECLIPSE:

  • I loved working at the Community Table; everyone was so kind, and It was rewarding to knowing that more folks would get a meal that day.

Favorite Ice Cream: Mint

Favorite Animal: Cat

ECLIPSE Team Leader

Zach Blackert

ABOUT

Major/Minor/Certificates: 

  • Broadfield Social Studies Major, Latin American Studies Minor

Year in College: Sophomore (2nd year)

Position in ECLIPSE: Team Leader

Why ECLIPSE?

  • I love kids!

Future Goals/Dreams:

  • Becoming a social studies teacher and travelling the world.

Personal Story/Experiences in ECLIPSE:

  • One of my favorite memories from last year was to fill a pumpkin with baking soda and vinegar! We watched it foam.

Favorite Ice Cream: Mint chocolate chip

Favorite Animal: Turtles

ECLIPSE Team Leader

Anna Bujak

ABOUT

Major/Minor/Certificates: 

  • Communication Sciences Disorders/ American Sign Language (ASL)Certificate/ Gerontology Certificate

Year in College: Junior (3rd year)

Position in ECLIPSE: Team Leader

Why ECLIPSE?

  • I wanted to make a difference in our community and be able to make an impact on the children we work with!

Future Goals/Dreams:

  • I would love to attend graduate school in Washington and become an audiologist

Personal Story/Experiences in ECLIPSE:

  • One of my favorite memories from last year was being able to go on a field trip to a pumpkin patch with our site! It was such a great experience to bond with some of the students in the class and see them outside the classroom environment

Favorite Ice Cream: Cookies n’ Cream

Favorite Animal: Sloth

ECLIPSE Team Leader

Regynne Doepke

ABOUT

Major/Minor/Certificates: 

  • Political Science/ASL Certificate

Year in College: Junior (3rd year)

Position in ECLIPSE: Team Leader

Why ECLIPSE?

  • I joined in order to make a difference in my community and change lives for the better.

Future Goals/Dreams:

  • I want to go off to law school, and study constitutional law. After that, I plan to become a lawyer.

Personal Story/Experiences in ECLIPSE:

  • I’ve always had great experiences with many people while going on three years with ECLIPSE. One of my favorites would be when one of the teachers I worked with at site told me how much she appreciated me and said she would miss me.

Favorite Ice Cream: Chocolate

Favorite Animal: Dog

ECLIPSE Team Leader

Emily Shearer

ABOUT

Major/Minor/Certificates: 

  • Elementary education, language arts minor

Year in College: Sophomore (2nd)

Position in ECLIPSE: Team Leader

Why ECLIPSE?

  • To gain experience in the early childhood field and to make an impact in the community!

Future Goals/Dreams:

  • Begin teaching in my own classroom and eventually attend grad school! I'd also love to travel and start a family someday.

Personal Story/Experiences in ECLIPSE:

  • I loved getting to know my two partner students last year. My favorite part of each day at site was sitting down to read their favorite books!

Favorite Ice Cream: Vanilla

Favorite Animal: Cat

ECLIPSE Team Leader

Danielle Erdman

ABOUT

Major/Minor/Certificates: 

  • Psychology and English double major

Year in College: Senior (4th)

Position in ECLIPSE: Team Leader

Future Goals/Dreams:

  • I want to be a child psychiatrist

Personal Story/Experiences in ECLIPSE:

  • Working with the kiddos at site was my favorite time. It was always such a hot because the kids looked forward to you coming in and would be waiting for your arrival. Seeing their growth and progress throughout our short time together makes our service well worth it.

Favorite Ice Cream: Coffee

Favorite Animal: Cat

ECLIPSE Team Leader

Shantel Pierce

ABOUT

Major/Minor/Certificates: 

  • Psychology Major & English Minor

Year in College: Sophomore (2nd)

Position in ECLIPSE: Team Leader

Why ECLIPSE?

  • Love for Helping Others

Future Goals/Dreams:

  • Become a Therapist

Personal Story/Experiences in ECLIPSE:

  • Dressing up as Thing 1 at a literacy event (had the blue hair and everything lol)

Favorite Ice Cream: Cookie Dough

Favorite Animal: Dog

ECLIPSE Team Leader

Ashlyn Quist

ABOUT

Major/Minor/Certificates: 

  • Psychology with a Minor in Family Studies

Year in College: Sophomore (2nd year)
Position in ECLIPSE: Team Leader
Why ECLIPSE?

  • “I joined ECLIPSE because I knew that I wanted to make a difference within a child's life. My goal is to personally help each, and every child grow and thrive in their learning/education and to grow into the person they dream of becoming one day. I knew I wanted to work with children and ECLIPSE showed me that this program was the right one for me. Another goal is to create lasting relationships with the children, my teammates/co-workers, ECLIPSE staff, and the community of Eau Claire and various places. I hope to have my positive and outgoing personality stretch into everyone's lives to make a difference.”

Future Goals/Dreams:

  • “My plan is to attend graduate school to get my master's degree. I hope to attend somewhere in Colorado. In Colorado, I hope to become a Child Life Specialist at a children's hospital. I also plan to start my family and make a living work with children there."

Personal Story/Experiences in ECLIPSE:

  • “At my previous site, I really enjoyed working with the children during their outside and inside play time. I was mesmerized on how creative and intelligent those children are. They build the most creative things, share the most adventurous stories, and are so caring and willing to help their friends. Those children are one of my most memorable memories.”

Favorite Ice Cream: Mint Chocolate Chip
Favorite Animal: Lion

ECLIPSE Member 

Anna Leintz

ABOUT

Major/Minor/Certificates: 

  • Communication Sciences and Disorders, Certificate: American Sign Language

Year in College: Junior (3rd)

Position in ECLIPSE: ECLIPSE Member

Why ECLIPSE?

  • I joined ECLIPSE because I love working with children. Their curiosity and imagination does not cease to amaze me. ECLIPSE promotes literacy development, and I am an advocate for every child having equal opportunities and access to learn those skills.

Future Goals/Dreams:

  • After college I want to pursue graduate school to become a speech therapist!

Favorite Ice Cream: Chocolate

Favorite Animal: Horse

ECLIPSE Member 

Mackenzie Will

ABOUT

Major/Minor/Certificates: 

  • Double majoring in Elementary Education and Special Education

Year in College: Junior (3rd)

Position in ECLIPSE: ECLIPSE Member

Why ECLIPSE?

  • To help the community

Future Goals/Dreams:

  • Become an inspiring teacher

Personal Story/Experiences in ECLIPSE:

  • While serving with ECLIPSE I enjoyed seeing the progress my partner child made the next year. It was heartwarming how they would remember my name and get so excited when I walked through the door.

Favorite Ice Cream: Vanilla

Favorite Animal: Elephant

ECLIPSE Member 

Matt Murphy

ABOUT

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Major/Minor/Certificates: 

  • German education with a minor in Psychology

Year in College: Sophomore (2nd)

Position in ECLIPSE: ECLIPSE Member

Why ECLIPSE?

  • To get to know more people and help children

Future Goals/Dreams:

  • Teach German at a high school

Personal Story/Experiences in ECLIPSE:

  • I had a lot of fun helping children at my site last year

Favorite Ice Cream: Cookie dough

Favorite Animal: Cat

ECLIPSE Member 

Ruba Saqer

ABOUT

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Major/Minor/Certificates: 

  • Education

Year in College: Sophomore (2nd)

Position in ECLIPSE: ECLIPSE Member

Why ECLIPSE?

  • I joined ECLIPSE in order to join the fight for equal education.

Future Goals/Dreams:

  • My future plans are to travel in/out of the US and teach.

Personal Story/Experiences in ECLIPSE:

  • My past experience with ECLIPSE has been one of fulfillment. Whenever serving, you can feel the community connectivity/bond building. Whether we are strengthening our team through training, working directly with children in the program or participating in community outreach services.

Favorite Ice Cream: Chocolate

Favorite Animal: Dog

ECLIPSE Member 

Maizy Salo

ABOUT

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Major/Minor/Certificates: 

  • Special Education, Unified Early Childhood

Year in College: Sophomore (2nd)

Position in ECLIPSE: ECLIPSE Member

Why ECLIPSE?

  • To get hands on experience early on and meet new people!

Future Goals/Dreams:

  • I would love to be a special ed teacher!

Personal Story/Experiences in ECLIPSE:

  • An amazing experience I had serving last year was simply just being in the classroom. It was so fun getting to know the kids and having such a close connection with them.

Favorite Ice Cream: Vanilla

Favorite Animal: Dolphin

ECLIPSE Member 

Jessica Bodner

ABOUT

Major/Minor/Certificates: 

  • CSD

Year in College: Junior (3rd)

Position in ECLIPSE: ECLIPSE Member

Why ECLIPSE?

  • To assist children in their academic and literacy development.

Future Goals/Dreams:

  • To get my master’s degree and become an SLP.

Favorite Ice Cream: Cookies n’ Cream

Favorite Animal: Lion

ECLIPSE Member 

Lilly Olson

ABOUT

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Major/Minor/Certificates: 

  • Exercise Science

Year in College: Sophomore (2nd)

Position in ECLIPSE: ECLIPSE Member

Why ECLIPSE?

  • I have always worked with children; I love to see their growth.

Future Goals/Dreams:

  • Graduate and possibly even grad school

Personal Story/Experiences in ECLIPSE:

  • It has changed my whole relationship interaction with kids along with helping the community and meeting new people!

Favorite Ice Cream: Chocolate

Favorite Animal: Dog

ECLIPSE Member 

Jessica Robel

ABOUT

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Major/Minor/Certificates: 

  • Unified Early Childhood

Year in College: Senior (4th)

Position in ECLIPSE: ECLIPSE Member

Why ECLIPSE?

  • I love working with kids and it relates to my major, so I knew it would be good professional development for me as an early childhood educator!

Future Goals/Dreams:

  • I would love to teach Kindergarten or 1st grade after I graduate! In the far future I would like to open my own preschool or daycare center if I get the opportunity.

Personal Story/Experiences in ECLIPSE:

  • My freshman year of college (2017-2018) I participated in ECLIPSE and served at the Altoona Head Start. I worked with 3 different partner children there and always enjoyed my time there! My favorite thing to do with them were the literacy kits, as they loved them and got so excited to work with me! I loved getting to see their growth throughout the year and filling out the SROs for each child was great practice for me. I am very excited to be a part of ECLIPSE again, even though it looks a little different this year.

Favorite Ice Cream: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough or Mint Chocolate Chip

Favorite Animal: Cat

ECLIPSE Member 

Riley Persike

ABOUT

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Major/Minor/Certificates: 

  • CSD

Year in College: Senior (4th)

Position in ECLIPSE: ECLIPSE Member

Why ECLIPSE?

  • I love working with others and want to have a direct role in the community. Additionally, I wanted to gain more skills related to my future career in CSD, while providing for others.

Future Goals/Dreams:

  • I hope to get into graduate school and begin a career as an Audiologist

Favorite Ice Cream: Cake Batter

Favorite Animal: Dog

ECLIPSE Member 

Kennedie Mann

ABOUT

Major/Minor/Certificates: 

  • Secondary education

Year in College: Sophomore (2nd)

Position in ECLIPSE: ECLIPSE Member

Why ECLIPSE?

  • I joined ECLIPSE to meet new people and gain friendships. I also wanted to help people within my community.

Future Goals/Dreams:

  • My goal after college is to become a middle school teacher either in Eau Claire or somewhere in Eastern Wisconsin.

Favorite Ice Cream: Strawberry

Favorite Animal: Cat

ECLIPSE Member 

Dillon Kunelius

ABOUT

Major/Minor/Certificates: 

  • German minor, Critical theory major

Year in College: Sophomore (2nd)

Position in ECLIPSE: ECLIPSE Member

Why ECLIPSE?

  • To help the kids!!!

Future Goals/Dreams:

  • Live

Personal Story/Experiences in ECLIPSE:

  • Having 5 kiddos on my lap at once during reading time.

Favorite Ice Cream: Cookies n cream

Favorite Animal: Rat, crab

ECLIPSE Member 

Gina Graveen

ABOUT

Major/Minor/Certificates: 

  • Elementary Education major/ Math teaching minor

Year in College: Sophomore (2nd)

Position in ECLIPSE: ECLIPSE Member

Why ECLIPSE?

  • To gain experience in the field

Future Goals/Dreams:

  • Teach in elementary school.

Favorite Ice Cream: Cookies and Cream

Favorite Animal: Dolphins

ECLIPSE Member 

Kylie Cunningham

ABOUT

Major/Minor/Certificates: 

  • Special education with UEC

Year in College: Junior (3rd)

Position in ECLIPSE: ECLIPSE Member

Why ECLIPSE?

  • I absolutely adore kiddos and I get to help the community at the same time!

Future Goals/Dreams:

  • Moving to Europe to be a special education teacher abroad

Personal Story/Experiences in ECLIPSE:

  • Nothing specific but I can guarantee you’ll laugh at least once when you work with the kids!

Favorite Ice Cream: Vanilla

Favorite Animal: Cat

ECLIPSE Member 

Audrey Severson

ABOUT

Major/Minor/Certificates: 

  • Kinesiology

Year in College: Sophomore (2nd)

Position in ECLIPSE: ECLIPSE Member

Why ECLIPSE?

  • It seems like a great opportunity to help kids engage in their learning!

Future Goals/Dreams:

  • Occupational Therapist for kids

Favorite Ice Cream: Cookie dough

Favorite Animal: Panda

ECLIPSE Member 

Hannah Harder

ABOUT

Major/Minor/Certificates: 

  • Music Liberal Arts

Year in College: Freshman (1st)

Position in ECLIPSE: ECLIPSE Member

Why ECLIPSE?

  • I have an interest in working with kids and in improving my teaching skills.

Future Goals/Dreams:

  • Being a professional performing and touring musician.

Favorite Ice Cream: Moose tracks

Favorite Animal: Cat

ABOUT

ECLIPSE Member 

Jayden Latterell

Major/Minor/Certificates: 

  • Communication Sciences and Disorders

Year in College: Sophomore (2nd)

Position in ECLIPSE: ECLIPSE Member

Why ECLIPSE?

  • I joined ECLIPSE to help kids and make a difference in my community.

Future Goals/Dreams:

  • My plan after college is to become a licensed speech-language pathologist.

Favorite Ice Cream: Chocolate

Favorite Animal: Dog

ECLIPSE Member 

Seka Rasmussen

ABOUT

Major/Minor/Certificates: 

  • UEC

Year in College: Junior (3rd)

Position in ECLIPSE: ECLIPSE Member

Why ECLIPSE?

  • To further my work with children and to be involved in a great program.

Future Goals/Dreams:

  • I hope to teach in a kindergarten or 1st grade classroom!

Favorite Ice Cream: Mocha Mud Pie from Olsen's

Favorite Animal: Cow

ECLIPSE Member 

Allison Kacizak

ABOUT

Major/Minor/Certificates: 

  • Elementary education w/ minor in general science

Year in College: Junior (3rd)

Position in ECLIPSE: ECLIPSE Member

Why ECLIPSE?

  • I joined ECLIPSE to help make a difference in young children’s education and to help myself grow as a future educator.

Future Goals/Dreams:

  • My goals after college are to pursue a master's degree in education. After receiving my masters, I plan to find a good school district in Wisconsin to fulfill my elementary teaching degree.

Favorite Ice Cream: Blueberry cheesecake

Favorite Animal: Cat

ECLIPSE Member 

Grace Stimac

ABOUT

Major/Minor/Certificates: 

  • Kinesiology: Rehabilitation Sciences

Year in College: Freshman (1st)

Position in ECLIPSE: ECLIPSE Member

Why ECLIPSE?

  • I joined ECLIPSE because I wanted to be able to meet new people and help out in the community and this was the perfect mix of both.

Future Goals/Dreams:

  • I plan to go on to get my master's degree and continue after that to get my doctorate in Physical Therapy

Favorite Ice Cream: Cookies and Cream

Favorite Animal: Otter

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ECLIPSE Member 

Isabelle Geroux

Major/Minor/Certificates: 

  • Elementary Education Major, Undecided Minor

Year in College: Freshman (1st)

Position in ECLIPSE: ECLIPSE Member

Why ECLIPSE?

  • I joined ECLIPSE because I wanted to give back to the greater Eau Claire community, and to meet new people who are also in the business of helping others; plus, I get to do fun activities with little kids.

Future Goals/Dreams:

  • So far, I want to become an elementary teacher, travel back to Japan, and become a Girl Scout troop leader among other things.

Favorite Ice Cream: Neapolitan

Favorite Animal: Cat

ECLIPSE Member 

Alexandria Stone

ABOUT

Major/Minor/Certificates: 

  • Biology and ecology comprehensive major, pre-health minor

Year in College: Sophomore (2nd)

Position in ECLIPSE: ECLIPSE Member

Why ECLIPSE?

  • I live the message Eclipse is following and I really wanted to be a part of this organization and make a difference in children’s lives.

Future Goals/Dreams:

  • I would like to be a travelling dentist moving around the country helping communities in need.

Favorite Ice Cream: Cookie dough

Favorite Animal: Koala

ABOUT

Major/Minor/Certificates: 

  • English critical studies, Minor: Family Studies, Certificate: American Indian Studies

Year in College: Senior (4th)

Position in ECLIPSE: ECLIPSE Member

Why ECLIPSE?

  • A great, accessible way to help kids in the Eau Claire community

Future Goals/Dreams:

  • Law school!

Favorite Ice Cream: Carmel cashew

Favorite Animal: Turtle

ECLIPSE Member 

Abby Tschimperle

ECLIPSE Member 

Jenna Szydel

ABOUT

Major/Minor/Certificates: 

  • Special Education-Intellectual disabilities and specific learning disabilities.

Year in College: Sophomore (2nd)

Position in ECLIPSE: ECLIPSE Member

Why ECLIPSE?

  • I joined ECLIPSE to help students develop their literacy skills and to meet new people.

Future Goals/Dreams:

  • My future goals are to become a special education teacher and travel around the world.

Favorite Ice Cream: Cookie Dough

Favorite Animal: Sloth

ECLIPSE Member 

Rylee Green

ABOUT

Major/Minor/Certificates: 

  • Elementary Education and Special Education

Year in College: Sophomore (2nd)

Position in ECLIPSE: ECLIPSE Member

Why ECLIPSE?

  • I wanted to help the children in my community be able to learn and gain as much as they can, school wise and as a person.

Future Goals/Dreams:

  • To become an elementary teacher. Preferably 1st or 2nd grade.

Favorite Ice Cream: Cookies and Cream

Favorite Animal: Dog

ECLIPSE Member 

Brittany Brantner

ABOUT

Major/Minor/Certificates: 

  • Elementary Education with a minor in General Science

Year in College: Junior (3rd)

Position in ECLIPSE: ECLIPSE Member

Why ECLIPSE?

  • To serve my community while also pursuing my passion for working with kids!

Favorite Ice Cream: Chocolate Peanut Butter

Favorite Animal: Cat