Jakyra Green ’24

Meet Jakyra Green ’24, an english education major from Elkhart, Indiana.

“I have always wanted to come to Goshen College ever since I took a tour of the campus when I was in high school! Scholarships and donors have been so helpful in continuing my education. As a commuter student, at first I felt out of place, but the professors and the environment are welcoming and I joined clubs like Black Student Union. I’m also the co-editor of the Record where I enjoy learning and hearing about diverse voices. I’m going to London for May term, which is my second time out of the US. I am the oldest of five, and although I support my siblings in whatever they do, it would be great if they came to Goshen College.

I will complete my field work this semester at Goshen High School with Grade 9 and 10. I chose English Education because there aren’t many teachers of color. I want students to see themselves represented, and know that there are opportunities for them too.”