“It’s OK to follow a path in life that may not resemble the ones your friends are taking.”

Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College student ambassadors are education majors who, in addition to their own preparation to be educators, take a leadership role in improving the experience for others. They answer questions for new students, host engagement events throughout the year and represent Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College to the community.

Take a moment to meet one of our ambassadors.

Marina Barajas is from Pihuamo, Jalisco, Mexico. She says she chose to major in Special Education and Elementary Education “to show students support and patience as they learn that they have the ability to become whoever they want to be in life and are able to overcome obstacles that get in their way. She loves MLFTC for “the countless events and opportunities available, allowing for the community to grow closer.”

Three things always in your fridge:

Avocados, blackberries, lemonade

Real-life teacher who inspired you:

Mr. Madrid, my athletic training teacher and volunteer instructor. Throughout my five years of knowing him he has help me discover my potential and inspired to me push through the obstacles I encounter.

If you could listen to only three songs for the rest of your life:

“The Trapeze Swinger” — Iron and Wine, “Have You Ever Seen The Rain?” — Creedence Clearwater Revival, “Piano Man” — Billy Joel

Favorite movie quote:

“Don't ever let somebody tell you you can't do something. Not even me. You got a dream, you gotta protect it. People can't do something themselves, they want to tell you you can't do it. If you want something, go get it. Period.” — “The Pursuit of Happyness”

Advice you would give your 18-year-old self:

It’s OK to follow a path in life that may not resemble the ones your friends are taking. And it’s OK to fail, as long as you learn and are willing to grow.