My name is Ellen Luthanen, and I am a student in my third year at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. My major is English with an emphasis in Secondary Education. I wanted to become a teacher because I love helping people and enjoy helping people improve their reading and writing skills. I had many incredible teachers who inspired me to become a teacher. I want to change people’s lives like they changed my life. I am from Lake Mills, Wisconsin, and I love spending time with my family, camping, reading, and taking walks with my beagle, Georgia.