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Awesome Alumni – Emily Romero ’00

Introduction and Life after Anchor: a New Guest Blogger Opens Up. My name is Emily Romero, I graduated from Anchor Center way back in the year 2000, and I am excited to come to you as an alumna…

June 3, 2020
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Savannah Wippel
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Introduction and Life after Anchor: a New Guest Blogger Opens Up.

My name is Emily Romero, I graduated from Anchor Center way back in the year 2000, and I am excited to come to you as an alumna to share insights about learning, accommodating blindness, and some fun things along the way, too! Before I jump into my life and personal intro, I want to personally thank each and every one of you not only for reading my work but for staying engaged in the education of the next generation. I look forward to an exciting collaboration with the whole Anchor community!

I still vividly remember waking up excited on an early June morning in 2000 for my first-ever commencement ceremony. The occasion didn’t disappoint; there were a lot of songs, hugs, and at the end, graduation cake for newly minted alumni and their guests to enjoy. I have always held the memory of this first graduation and come back to it when I need encouragement in my work today; “You did that at four,” I tell myself, “surely, you can handle whatever you have to finish now.” It is always, this, the first truly big accomplishment, that we keep close to our hearts when we get older, and I know just how proud some of you must be feeling as your own children prepare to graduate from Anchor Center, too.

My time at Anchor underscored for me the importance of bringing learning into everything. Since then, I have gone on to become a teacher and researcher myself and have always had a passion for education. I received a B.A. in Spanish along with a B.S. in psychology in 2018 and an M.A. in applied psychology and creative writing in 2020 from Regis University in Denver. This fall I will go on to start my Ph.D. in educational psychology from the University of Northern Colorado up in Greeley and I can’t wait to keep learning what I need to know to be the best researcher I can!

I hope that as we begin this journey together on my blog that you will all feel comfortable and safe using it as a space to ask me questions, learn new tactile techniques for everyday living, and enjoy the new way to come together which this little blog will create! I’ll be back soon with some strategies you can use to keep learning alive during a pandemic situation like the COVID19 pandemic we are now facing. Stay well and healthy!

Best,

Emily

Emily Romero was born in Denver, CO in 1995 and attended Anchor Center from 1996—2000 and an Anchor Center contributor. She received a B.A. in Spanish along with a B.S. in psychology in 2018 and an M.A. in applied psychology and creative writing in 2020 from Regis University, and is currently working on her Ph.D. in educational psychology from the University of Northern Colorado. She acts as a Spanish instructor for five private students as well as freelance writing. Emily Romero enjoys reading (especially science and historical fiction), creative writing, playing boardgames, cooking, and trivia. She lives in Northglenn, CO with her parents, sister, grandmother, two crazy dogs and two sneaky cats. Find her on Linked In.

Read Emily’s post: Learning During Uncertain Times: Remote Resources for You.