Get to Know ELED Student Ambassador Bethany!
Updated: May 10
Hey! It's so nice to meet you! My name is Bethany Gold and I am a junior majoring in
Elementary Education and minoring in Theatre Arts Studies. I am so excited to be a student Ambassador!
I am originally from Seattle, Washington but have been living in Hillsboro, Oregon (about 30 minutes outside of Portland) for most of my life. My family owns a plant nursery, so I consider myself part farm girl. Many a summer was spent tromping around in overalls and boots to take care of plants.
I absolutely adore my family. As the third of five kids, I've had a lot of experience around people of all ages. My sisters and brother are my best friends, and my pets are the love of my life. As of a month ago I am an aunt to a sweet baby girl.
Some of my favorite things in this life are acting, reading, sewing, attending Regency Balls, eating pasta salad, traveling (I went to Denmark and the UK this summer!) watching movies, and going to Disneyland / Disney World.
This past winter semester I worked at Disney World through the Disney College Program. I met so many amazing people, and though it was really hard sometimes, I genuinely miss it so much. Some of my core memories from that are: Watching fireworks every night, competing in a cast member only canoeing race around the Rivers of America, having my photo posted on the Disney World Instagram, and going to all four parks in one day (after getting a solid 4 hours of sleep).
In high school I volunteered in both a preschool and a second grade class, which is where, for the first time, I truly felt like I had found my calling. I started working at the BYU Preschool / Kindergarten in my sophomore year and am now helping as a substitute, which has reminded me time and time again that I am in the right major. I am so excited to be a Mckay School ambassador and help prospective teachers gain confidence in their field.
If you ever have any questions about the Elementary Education major, the Mckay School, BYU in general, or just want to chat about Disney, let's set up a time to meet! You can schedule an appointment with me here!