Whether students are enrolled in high school or college, classes have begun, and College Possible AmeriCorps coaches around the United States are busy forming new relationships and learning about students’ academic goals. At College Possible Minnesota, we are lucky to welcome back nine returning coaches and we’re grateful they have chosen to dedicate another year to supporting students.
Last month we featured returning coach Linda Yang, and are delighted to introduce you to another amazing returning coach: Gao Shee Her. College Possible Minnesota is excited to work with its newest group of coaches, and we’re full of gratitude for the work they do to advance educational equity.
Meet Gao Shee Her, an on-campus college success coach working at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities this year. Last year, she served at Roseville Area High School as an in-person Flagship high school coach. This year Gao Shee is looking forward to working in a system she is already familiar with and challenging herself to working through new experiences as a college coach.
Why did you renew your AmeriCorps term of service as a College Possible coach?
I decided to return because I wanted to continue supporting students. While students are transitioning into a new academic year, I hope I can be a mentor they can trust to ask questions. I’ve also enjoyed my work experience at College Possible and I’ve gained so many wonderful supporters.
What’s your favorite memory from last year?
My favorite memory from last year was receiving the yearbook created by our programs team. There were so many coaches and staff that submitted their baby photos, and I enjoyed guessing who was who. It was such a bittersweet day, but going through the yearbook was also very heartwarming.
What’s the best thing you did this Summer?
The best thing I did this summer was cliff diving in St. Cloud. I for sure overcame my fear that day, but I would not want to experience it again!
What do you like to do when you aren’t working?
During my free time, I enjoy spending time with my friends exploring the Twin Cities, doing puzzles, or watching Korean dramas.