▪ Major: Elementary Inclusive Education
▪ Year: Senior
▪ Hometown: Menahga, Minnesota
▪ Graduated High School: 2011
▪ Why Teaching? I was the youngest of four boys and I always looked
up to my older brothers. My oldest brother became a teacher and I
admired that. I was coaching elementary basketball during high
school and had so much fun working with younger children, so I
decided to take up a profession I know I would enjoy doing.
▪ Music: Rap
▪ Sport: Football
▪ Food: Sushi
▪ Color: Blue
▪ I enjoy being active and playing sports.
▪ I love being around family and friends and spending quality time with them.
▪ I like reading books that I can learn from.
▪ I like watching movies that take place during the 1920’s. I am fascinated by that
▪ Population: 46.30 million people
▪ Male: 22.7
▪ Female: 23.6
▪ Gender Ratio: 97
▪ Literacy Rates:
▪ Men: 93.25% over 15 years of age
▪ Women: 93.49% over 15 years of age
▪ Unemployment Rate
▪ Women: 13.7 %
▪ Men: Nearly Double that of women’s unemployment rate
▪ Labor Market Participation
▪ Women: 54.1 %
▪ Men: 75%
▪ During 2012, there were 55,638 reported incidents of domestic
violence, and 16,063 reports of alleged sexual violence against
women, (according to Colombia’s National Institute of Legal
Medicine and Forensic Sciences.)
▪ One of five girls is pregnant from the ages of 15-19
▪ According to research, on average two women are raped an hour in
▪ On average, every four days a women was murdered by her spouse
▪ Women work on average ten hours more a week than men, but
receive 20% less of their pay
▪ Violence against women has an estimated cost between 2% and 4%
of Colombia’s GDP
▪ 99% of all abortions are illegal
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• "GeoHive." - Male / Female Distribution. N.p., n.d.Web. 29 Aug. 2014.
• Moloney, Anastasia. "INTERVIEW: Earning a Living Is Biggest Obstacle for Colombian Women
Presidential Adviser." INTERVIEW: Earning a Living Is Biggest Obstacle for Colombian Women –
Presidential Adviser. Thomas Reuters Foundation, 13 Aug. 2013. Web. 28 Aug. 2014
• "'Too Late for Me': Women Flee Colombia to Escape Sexualized Violence."Women Under Siege Project.
N.p., n.d.Web. 29 Aug. 2014.