Meet Trent, one of our New Sector Fellows at The Fund this summer!
Trent is from one of Chicago’s historically Black neighborhoods and grew up with a passion for knowledge and learning about the world beyond his community formerly known as the Ida B. Wells. He is a proud alum of Chicago Public Schools (CPS) who excelled through numerous programs that not only helped him understand his role in academia, but also his admiration and love for teaching.
Only after attending DePaul University in Chicago did his appreciation for education amplify through the domains of the Communication department. Toward the end of his junior year, he was accepted into an intensive summer program in Rome, Italy for Italian Culture and Film Studies, his first experience abroad. This program redefined his fascination with traveling and brought to the forefront the importance behind intercultural immersion. A year later after graduating from DePaul in 2013, he joined the ranks of the Center for Teaching in Learning in China (CTLC) as an English Instructor in the city of Shenzhen, Guangdong for two years. Upon his return stateside, he decided to start applying for graduate programs for the 2017-18 academic year.
Having recently been accepted as a New Sector Summer Fellow with The Fund, his knowledge of the CPS system will surely improve. Ultimately, he desires to gain a deeper understanding behind the details of what drives a great school in exceeding beyond the norm and how rising leaders, like himself, can help maintain and support such achievements.