Stats: 2013 graduate • Peer Mentor at The President’s Emerging Scholars scholarship program • Senior at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, finishing B.A. in French studies and B.S. in family social science
Hopkins grad Rose Simon maybe have graduated several years ago, but she still walks the halls on a regular basis. As a longtime Hopkins Camp Royal staffer and current intern for the Hopkins One Voice Coalition, Simon has a passion for giving back to her school community. As a Gopher, Simon was on the women’s rugby team and spent nine months abroad studying French in Montpellier, France. Studying in and now working in Hopkins schools Simon said it has opened her eyes to other cultures. After graduation later this spring, Simon said she plans to continue her work in high education or in a nonprofit. But her dream would be to travel the world and continue her studies in other cultures.
Favorite hangout spot during Hopkins High School? My friends and I would always hang out before and after school in the Mall.
Favorite music artist of 2013? Imagine Dragons.
What teacher or staff member at Hopkins High School made a difference in your life? Madame Miller is to this day my favorite French teacher I ever had. Although I felt like I struggled with learning a language more than my peers, Madame Miller instilled in me a sort of determination and hope that I could be successful in learning the language. She inspired me to continue French into college, which led me to study abroad for a year in France.
How did Hopkins prepare you? Attending Hopkins High School and working for Hopkins Public Schools has helped me build a professional network and has provides opportunities to learn from my peers, coworkers, and community members. I have always felt lucky to call Hopkins my home because I feel supported and loved in this community, and I will continue to reciprocate those values in my future work in communities.