I haven't always wanted to be a teacher; in fact, for a long time I was really against the idea. This was until I got to help at an astronomy event on campus. I realized that I could talk to other people about astronomy–my major and the thing I'm most interested in–regularly. That's really my motivation in going into education. I love talking about science to anyone that will listen, so it was an easy choice to make it my career.
The first step was applying to the School of Education, and everything else after that just fell into place. Immediately after being accepted, I became a Noyce Scholar as well, expanding my education community even more. As I spend more time in the School of Ed, I've found that that's the thing we're all striving for, the community.