Cassandra Johnson '93

Location: Los Lunas, New Mexico
Major(s) and Minor(s): History
Thesis title and/or topic/description: “Women in the Military: Yesterday & Today”

What have you done since graduation?

Earned secondary teaching credential, high school history teacher, married with two kids.

How do you think majoring in history or taking history classes has mattered to you?

Majoring in history refined my reading, critical thinking and writing skills that I have been able to apply to all facets of my life.  And of course it prepared me for the rigors of teaching all history genres in high school.

Do you have any particular memories of faculty or classes that you can share?

I remember Professor Roberts’ course on the Antebellum South that I still refer to today when I teach that era to my Advanced Placement students.  I also recall the impact of some of the discussion in Professor Liss’s class on War and American Society.  I have kept most of my books from all those courses and have them in my classroom for my students to use and to assist in preparing them for college.

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