Meet our Student Ambassadors for Fall 2020

Hawkes Learning teams up with students across the country to help those who are new to using Hawkes. Through this internship, ambassadors meet with their peers to provide one-on-one guidance to answer many Hawkes questions, such as how to register a license number, where to go to complete homework, how to create a practice test, and what tools are the most helpful to get a good grade. Below are a few of the bright and talented students we work with!

Quetzal Martinez of Utah Valley University:

Quetzal is a sophomore at Utah Valley University, where she is majoring in art history and works as a campus math mentor. In her free time, she loves watching old movies, playing tennis, baking, and visiting art museums. She eventually wants to work as an art curator, and her dream job is to become an art curator for the Dallas Museum of Art. Apart from art history, Quetzal’s favorite class is Spanish, and she loves practicing it with friends and family whenever she can.

Maggie Baltz of Millikin University:

Maggie is a senior elementary education major and Spanish minor at Millikin University. She is also working towards an endorsement in English as a Second Language. After graduating, Maggie hopes to teach in a school close to home in a 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade classroom before returning to school to get her master’s degree. Outside of schoolwork, Maggie tutors students in English and enjoys reading, doing yoga, and cooking.

Hannah Borden Coleman of University of Rio Grande

Hannah is a junior at the University of Rio Grande, and she majors in nursing and healthcare administration. She plays basketball for the university, along with being Secretary of Student Senate and working as the school’s health aide. After graduation, Hannah plans on working as a labor & delivery nurse in a hospital and to one day work towards being a nurse practitioner. Outside of school, Hannah enjoys ceramics, singing and cooking for fun.

Kaitlin Marick of Reinhardt University:

Kaitlin Marick is a junior at Reinhardt University and is pursuing a double major in mathematics and secondary mathematics education. Her ultimate goal is to become a high school math teacher and continue her education. She is involved in several honor societies on campus including Alpha Chi and Kappa Delta Pi, and she is working on starting a Pi Mu Epsilon Chapter at Reinhardt. Kaitlin also works as a tutor in the school’s tutoring center known as the Center for Student Success. When Kaitlin is not busy with school or tutoring, she enjoys hanging out with friends, kayaking, and skiing.

Amanda Sharp of Methodist University:

Amanda Sharp is a Marine Corps Veteran from Pennsylvania. She wanted to continue to work with her community and make a difference in young people’s lives, and she plans to accomplish this as an elementary school teacher. Amanda enjoys spending time outdoors with her daughters & dogs, swimming, and hiking.  Upon graduating in December 2022, Amanda hopes to gain employment at a DOD school and teach military children.

Kay Thein of Belmont University:

Kay Thein is a sophomore at Belmont University majoring in biology with a minor in chemistry. Her skills include adaptability, teamwork, and a strong work ethic. She is driven by her commitment to become an extraordinary doctor to assist her native country of Myanmar.

Meleah Orr of University of North Alabama:

Meleah is a sophomore at the University of North Alabama and is a math major. Her faith in God and her relationship with Christ are the most important things in her life, and she enjoys reading her Bible, serving others and hanging out with the friends she has met in her local church. Meleah also enjoys baking, cooking, gardening, organizing, and watching sports, especially MLB baseball and college football. She doesn’t know exactly what she wants to do after she graduates, but she enjoys working with statistics and data. In addition to being a Hawkes Ambassador, Meleah is also a math fellow for one of the Calculus I classes at UNA.

Megha Patel of University of Mississippi:

Megha is a junior general engineering major at the University of Mississippi and boasts a 4.00 GPA. Her favorite class is Organic Chemistry, and she plans to go to medical school upon graduation. She spends her time between classes “virtually” volunteering for Leapfrog, which is a non-profit organization working to improve literacy skills in struggling local elementary school children. Some of her hobbies include playing tennis, running, and hanging out with her family.

Michael Olufade of Alcorn State University:

Michael Olufade is a junior at Alcorn State University pursuing a bachelor’s degree in mathematics; he currently holds a 3.9 CGPA on a scale of 4. His ultimate goal is to become a data scientist, and he plans to get his master’s degree in data science upon graduation. Michael was born and raised in Lagos, Nigeria, a city in West Africa. He loves helping his peers in math and science, and in his free time, he enjoys programming and playing video games.

*Some of our Ambassador team members have a different role where they do not work directly with students, but rather contribute to the team by focusing on social media projects.