Junior Peyton Ramsey has had a busy career at IU. As a student athlete, he’s juggled practice and games with school work. As quarterback for the football team, he’s also found himself at the center of attention, both when the team is successful and going through challenges. It’s lessons like that from the field that translate to the classroom, where Ramsey, a secondary social studies major, will one day teach.
“I have learned that adversity is inevitable, and the best teachers and players are the ones that can adapt and overcome the adversity,” he said.
Ramsey didn’t start his time at IU as an education major. Instead, as he took a variety of classes, he realized he wanted a career that would be impactful.
“I have a natural desire to lead and help people grow. To have the opportunity to educate, encourage and inspire young people every day was an idea that seemed natural to me,” he said.