My name is Kristina Demetropolis. I an 20 years old and lived in Tillman's Corner, in Mobile, AL, until I was 12 years old. After that, I moved to Satsuma, AL and have lived there ever since. When I moved to Satsuma, I moved in with my grandmother and have lived with her ever since then too. She raised me through some of the roughest years of my life and I am forever thankful for what she has done for me.
I graduated from Satsuma High School in 2012 with a 4.0 GPA and was ranked 14 in my class. Before I even graduated, I started going to school at Faulkner State Community College where I also maintained a 4.0 GPA. I haven't had a break from school since the summer before my senior year of high school. I just transferred to USA this semester and I am very excited to finally be here. I am extremely proud to be a first generation college student!
I have always had a love for children. I did not have a lovely childhood myself, and I have always wanted to be able to help children that have similar situations to what mine was. It took me a while to decided what I actually wanted to do though. First I considered social work, then counseling... Then I finally decided on Elementary Education. My best friend's mom, aunt, and grandmother are all elementary teachers. They all told me their stories, benefits, and facts about education. They ultimately had the final say in my choice and that sealed the deal. I always looked up to my teachers as a child, and I hope my students will be able to look up to me in the same way.
I guess you could say my passion is being involved. I am a Crewmate for the USS Alabama. Every year the battleship picks 6 girls to receive a scholarship and be ambassadors to Mobile and Baldwin County. One of the other Crewmates is also in this class, Jessica Garris. I love being a Crewmate because we learn a lot about the history of Mobile and get to attend a lot of different events throughout the year. I love talking to people and it is a great way to do just that! As I said, I feel like I am great at talking to people, giving speeches, doing interviews, etc. But I would love to get better at singing, which I also have a passion for. I sing in the praise team and choir at my church. It is an amazing way to get messages across congregations and help them learn even more about Christ.