We are pleased to introduce you to Carson Pierse, an alumna of BASIS Scottsdale and the Admissions Coordinator at our sister school BASIS Independent Manhattan.
A little bit about her: She graduated from BASIS Scottsdale in 2010 and went on to earn her Bachelor of Arts degree in Marketing and Management from Hillsdale College. With her education complete, she returned home to Arizona and and her BASIS.ed roots, joining the BASIS.ed Talent Acquisition department as a teacher Recruitment Coordinator. When the opportunity to join BASIS Independent Manhattan as an Admissions Coordinator arose, she lept at the chance! She loves the idea of being able to help shape her school community in it's founding year, and for many years to come.
In this edition of her blog series, Carson interviews her sister, Cameron Pierse, who is also a BASIS Scottsdale alumna. Please read below about Cameron's experience as a BASIS student, and how it has prepared her for college and beyond.
Cameron Pierse (yes, my sister) has been, delightfully, spending her summer with me in my (not-so-huge) Upper East Side apartment. Good thing we get along famously!
As a proud recent alumna of BASIS Scottsdale, she was more than happy to come to work with me and share, whenever she could, her experience and love for her school with families considering our program.
Right before she left to go back to Boston University to start her Sophomore year, she left me with this note to share with you on our blog to recap and put to words some of her thoughts on her experience in school. I am proud of my sister, she is destined for great things, and each day that I come to work to build our community in Manhattan, I see the unlimited potential that exists for students at BASIS.ed-managed schools. For those of you who didn't have the pleasure of meeting Cameron in person, here are her parting words as she heads back up to Boston:
"I am Cameron Pierse, founder of Tutus for Tots, Inc., Trustee Scholar at Boston University, Film/Television and Business Double Major, and graduate of BASIS Scottsdale’s Class of 2015.
At the age of 3, I decided I wanted to be a performer - really I just wanted to be Britney Spears, but unfortunately that title was already taken. So, when my mom pulled me out of our local public school to go to a more STEM-focused school, you can imagine my reaction - it was not a pretty one. I had always been placed in the elevated math and science programs at my elementary school and because of that my parents thought the switch would be in my best interest, but I just wanted to go to my dance classes and not give a second thought to a more challenging curriculum. Attending BASIS Scottsdale changed that in me.
Inspired by the blissful feeling of uncovering connections, our blog Eureka! Silicon Valley is about sharing moments that capture the essence of what it is to be a BASIS Independent student, teacher, administrator, or family.