Name: Tesoro Salas
Hometown: Cusco, Perú, and Concord, North Carolina
Degree: Foreign Language Education MAT - Spanish
Student Organizations: Kappa Delta Pi and Phi Kappa Phi
Why did you choose UNC Charlotte?
UNC Charlotte and the Cato College of Education gave me the opportunity to gain my teaching degree through the Teacher Quality Partnership program.
Who is your favorite professor and why?
I feel like it would be unfair to mention just one. All my professors were outstanding in every single way.
What are your immediate plans following graduation?
Professionally speaking, I will continue teaching Spanish at West Cabarrus High School. In a very personal way, I will spend more time with my favorite people: my husband and my son
What excites you most about your major?
To be able to be in the classroom teaching and also be a role model for my community.
What was your favorite or most memorable moment outside of the classroom?
My son and husband being my everyday cheerleaders.
What do you know about yourself now that you didn’t know before coming to UNC Charlotte?
That no matter what stage of your life you are in, with study and dedication, you can achieve your dreams.
What advice would you give to an incoming student?
At a certain point in your studies, there might seem to be more hard times than happy ones, but eventually, the happy ones overcome the hard ones. Don’t give up!
Summarize your experience here in three words.
Meaningful, exciting and worth it.
Photo: Jordan G. Estabrook, University Communications