By Desiree Williams
Breanna Alessi, 23, is a 2014 graduate of Fishers High School. She studied psychology at Ball State University and graduated in May 2018.
Q: Who has been your most influential teacher?
A: My most influential teacher throughout my whole schooling career would be my third-grade teacher (Linda Franken, who taught at Jackson Elementary School in Elmhurst, Ill.). She really went above and beyond to make sure all her students fully understood the information.
Q: What was your favorite subject?
A: My favorite subject in high school was psychology because I enjoyed the teacher and thought it was really interesting.
Q: What do you miss about high school?
A: I was involved in drumline all four years and loved it. I definitely miss that the most from high school.
Q: Can you tell me about your collegiate experiences?
A: I went to Ball State University after graduating high school and majored in psychology. I choose this major because I really enjoyed the subject in high school and would eventually like to get my master’s and council kids. I unfortunately was not able to be involved in any clubs during college due to also having to work full time, but I met a lot of awesome people through work.
Q: What are you up to now?
A: I live in South Bend and work for the Dept. of Child Services. I am in the process of planning a wedding and will get married in September.
Q: Do you have any advice for younger students?
A: I would like to tell younger students to take it one day at a time and not to rush things. High school and college fly by and you will have so many amazing opportunities, so enjoy them.