Welcome to My Website
My name is Jake Volk, and I'm a student and Graduate Assistant at the University of Northern Iowa. I am the Assistant Editor for the North American Review, specifically working with authors in publishing their works in Open Space, NAR's online publication.
I utilize my skills and knowledge gained at Lewis University where I earned several leadership positions and many other opportunities to increase my knowledge-base in a few areas: interdisciplinary studies, educational technologies, and leadership.
I served for a year as the President of the Rho Lambda Chapter of Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society. Likewise, I served as Copy Editor, Co-News Editor, and Editor-in-Chief for The Flyer, Lewis’ student-led newspaper. Also, I served as a Judge for the 2019 publication of Windows Fine Arts Magazine. Finally, I worked as the Lewis Library Marketing and Outreach Student worker, as Residence Assistant for North Hall, and as a Writing Center Tutor.
After graduating from high school in 2015, I began attending classes at Waubonsee Community College where I worked through most of my general education courses. I also took four courses directly related to my majors. I transferred to Lewis University in 2017 with all the knowledge and skills necessary to be a successful student. I was eager to continue my studies for the next three years at Lewis completing coursework in both English and secondary education. Also, I took courses to earn endorsements in middle-level language arts and LBS1 special education.
The information and works within this website demonstrate my learning from my first course at Waubonsee to my final course at Lewis. The site also provides insight into some of my current academic and non-academic interests. I am looking forward to applying what I have learned at Lewis and at Waubonsee to a career in secondary education. Enjoy learning a wee bit about me, and I hope to hear from you!
MA, English (in progress)
BA, Secondary Education
AA, General Studies
Professional Educator's License
Secondary English Endorsement
Geneva Public Library
Romeoville High School
Lewis University, North Hall
Travel Abroad and Around
Local Hiking & Biking
My Current Reading List