Alyssa Hayes

Illinois NPRE rising senior Alyssa Hayes discovered a love of teaching while speaking about nuclear power and nuclear engineering to high school and middle school students.

A member of the Illinois chapter of the American Nuclear Society, Hayes volunteered to give presentations at seven Illinois schools. With each passing presentation, she became more passionate about teaching to younger kids.

“When I’m teaching, I’m living off my own energy,” Hayes said. “The more energy I have, the more fun it is for everybody.”

Read more about Hayes here.

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