Meet Anna Koch | Briar Cliff University

Meet Anna Koch

Sioux City, IA
Education

Anna Koch

As a Sioux City native, Anna Koch felt right at home at Briar Cliff University. "The biggest reason I chose to attend BCU was because every time I stepped on campus, I felt right at home."


— Anna Koch
Sioux City, IA
Education

As a Sioux City native, Anna Koch felt right at home at Briar Cliff University. "The biggest reason I chose to attend BCU was because every time I stepped on campus, I felt right at home."

Anna, a graduate of Heelan High School, came to Briar Cliff knowing that she wanted to major in education.

"I've wanted to be a teacher for as long as I can remember," says Koch, who is studying Elementary Education with endorsements in Reading and middle school math and English, along with a Spanish Certificate. "I love the young spirit and energy that kids have, and the idea of working with them fills me with so much joy."

During her time at Briar Cliff, Anna has been involved in the Education Club, Honors Program, Campus Ministry, Charger Team, Briar Cliff Singers, Briar Cliff Chamber Choir, Briar Cliff Bella Voce, Briar Cliff Student Ambassadors, and the Spanish Club.

She also traveled to Honduras twice on BCU's mission trips. Koch says, "I was able to see a completely different way of life and learn to appreciate all that I have so much more. I gained such a love for the country and for the people there that I will carry those moments and memories with me forever." Anna hopes to return to Honduras someday.

Anna believes that the people at Briar Cliff are what make the university home for her. She says, "What I enjoy most about Briar Cliff are the people I've grown to love, whom I never would have known if it weren't for BCU. I have built relationships with people from all over the world."

Anna continues, "I also love that I've been able to study Education and gain so much classroom practice and experience through all of our practicum/PDS hours throughout our program."

Upon graduating, Anna hopes to find a teaching job somewhere in the Pacific Northwest, and eventually obtain her Master's degree. "I'm so excited to continue my journey after BCU, knowing that Briar Cliff has prepared me and given me the friendships/relationships that I will carry with me for a lifetime."

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