Grad Profile: Alexis Klatt

Alexis Klatt is a first generation student from Philomath, Oregon who will be graduating with a degree in Early Childhood Studies; Therapeutic care and trauma-informed practices.

Why did you choose WOU?

I chose WOU because of its small class sizes, student-teacher relationships, beautiful campus, and opportunities within the Education Program.

What do you love most about WOU?

I really appreciate everything that WOU stands for as a university, but I have come to love the relationships that I have built with the Education staff the most.

What do you love most about the major/minors/degree you completed?

The amount of heart that goes into being an educator is something that I will always admire, I just feel proud to be someone who advocates for students and their families.

What have some of your extracurriculars been?

During my time at WOU, I have been involved in various early education volunteering events that have helped to solidify my passion for working in the lives of children. I think that these opportunities were powerful because they kept me connected to my passion as I got through my black core classes before entering the Education Program.

What has been your biggest achievement, success or accomplishment in college?

Graduating!

Has there been a class or professor that has been particularly inspiring to you? 

Linda Craven and Cindy Ryan have not only been mentors and role models for me, but they have also been huge supporters of mine throughout my educational journey at WOU. They have always believed in me and supported my goals as a student, and I hope to impact my students lives in the way that they have impacted mine.

What will you miss most about college?

The opportunities for meaningful and insightful discussions, debates, etc., with my professors and peers.

What are your plans for after graduation?

Work, pay off my student loans, continue my education and keep growing as a person.

What advice do you have for current and future Wolves?

Stay motivated and find the people who support your goals.

What do you know now that you wish you knew your first term in college?

That my personal relationships are just as important as my education, make sure to find a healthy balance.

What is your favorite spot on campus and why?

The Richard Woodcock Education Center. It is such a great learning and studying environment.

What’s the most important lesson you learned about yourself while in college?

We are all trying our hardest, support those who support you and keep moving forward!

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