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Tanesha Moore Tanesha Moore

Tanesha Moore’s Aztec Experience

Tanesha Moore is president of the College of Education Student Council.
By SDSU News Team

Name: Tanesha Moore
Major: Liberal Studies with emphasis in elementary education
Campus affiliations: College of Education Student Council, Afrique Dance and Student African American Sisterhood

1. Why did you choose to attend San Diego State University?

SDSU has always been my first choice. It wasn't too far or too close to home and was ranked as one of the top schools in all of the majors I was interested in.

2. What inspired you to declare your major?

During high school, I tutored elementary school and middle school students and really enjoyed it. It really satisfies the heart helping others understand new concepts and watching that “light bulb” go off. After working with kids during my community college career, I really grew to love teaching elementary school students. When it came time to decide what I would like to pursue as a professional career, I infused my love for education and passion for watching young minds grow and decided to apply for the liberal studies major at SDSU.

3. What is the best piece of advice you ever received?

"Be focused, be clear and be aware that you must show up to go up." This is something my PaPa has always and still tells me to remind me that if I'm not showing up physically and mentally to whatever I'm putting my time into then there is hardly a chance I will achieve the success I hope for.

4. Which SDSU faculty or staff member has been the most influential throughout your SDSU journey?

Shareka White, who is currently the assistant director in Educational Opportunity Programs, and Jennifer Esquivel-Parker, government affairs and programming assistant director in Associated Students, are amazing representatives of the leader I hope to be one day. They have both helped me in my journey and have unknowingly aided my transition as a transfer student by always making me feel included and at home at SDSU.

5. What does student success mean to you?

Student success means becoming more knowledgeable, while finding ways to share and use this knowledge to help others.

6. What has been your proudest achievement while at SDSU?

My proudest achievements at SDSU have been making the dean's list for my first two semesters and helping to make the College of Education: Education in the Real World Symposium a reality.

7. Where do you see yourself in five years?

In five years, I see myself teaching English in a different country or continuing to pursue degrees in psychology and educating inner city youth in a first- or second-grade classroom.

8. What’s your favorite thing about SDSU?

My favorite thing about SDSU is the help faculty and staff are always willing to provide to students in need.