LeAnna Warren’s parents started home schooling her in fourth grade—but after her mom died, her dad wasn’t able to help her much with school. He was a manual laborer who worked a lot, so she had to fend for herself on the learning front. “Sixth grade was really the last time I had any formal […]
It is hot and humid as I walk over the hilly terrain of Forest Park in St. Louis. There is a sense of excitement in the air. Chants of “Save Mother Gaia” can be heard emanating from white tents scattered throughout the park. Incense invades my nostrils. It is Earth Day. I am 17, and […]
Lisa Compton discovered a talent for teaching while working as an architect.
“I was working in private practice when computer-aided drafting (CAD) was introduced,” she says. “I ended up being the person to teach others in the firm. I found out I was good at explaining how CAD works, and I thought that teaching was fun.”