Name: Michaela Coye
Hometown: Billerica, Massachusetts
Class Year: 2019
Major: Elementary Education
Clubs and/ or organizations: ASCD Club, PSU tour guide, PSU student telecounseling
Why Plymouth State? After growing up in New England, I knew I wanted to stay local. Plymouth was not too big but not too small of a school, and I knew I could have a close group of friends but still meet new people daily.
Are you originally from out-of-state? If so, how did this make your experience coming to PSU unique? Home for me is about a half hour north of Boston so I’m used to being in highly populated areas with numerous amounts of huge buildings. Being able to see the true beauty of New Hampshire has made me appreciate life a little bit more.
What is the best opportunity that Plymouth has given you? Being able to work for PSU’s undergrad admissions telecounseling program. I have made some of the greatest friendships amongst my fellow co-workers. Having the best boss, Matt Wallace, is awesome because I am able to look up to him for leadership and life advice.
What keeps you busy outside of classes? During the winter time, snowboarding at the annual $5 mountain of choice by PSU students is my go-to, while during the warmer weather I choose to go hike and explore different areas in the White Mountains with my friends.
What have you learned to love while at Plymouth State? The people around me for sure. Whether they be all of my friends, classmates, professors, admissions counselors, or even Dana, the dining hall omelette maker, these people have helped me look at the brighter side of every situation and find the best in myself to be successful.
What advice would you give future students? Follow your dreams and don’t give up when times get tough. There are so many supportive people around you at this school who can help you come out strong in any situation.
What is your plan after graduation? My intended plan is to get my master’s degree in TESOL back at home, then find a program through which I can teach abroad.