Lindsey Kourafas

Position title: Education Studies (U.S. Concentration) and Certificates in Arts & Teaching, Environmental Studies, and Jewish Studies


Highland Park, Illinois

I majored in education studies because I aspire to create meaningful change in students’ lives. I have been involved in the arts since I was young, which has deeply impacted my education. Through these experiences, I have come to recognize the importance of broadening what “success” can mean in formal schooling. My EPS courses and professors have undoubtedly prepared me to achieve these goals and put my ideas into practice, and I am so grateful for the knowledge they have imparted and the values they have instilled in me. This summer, I will be interning as an education policy analyst at the Jewish United Fund of Chicago and will be returning to Madison in August! I am excited to give back to a community that has meant so much to me over the past five years and has provided me with such fulfilling experiences.