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Mike Porter

Graduate Student



I joined the MAT History program to pursue a career in high school education. My decision to join the program is supported by three pillars of inspiration. I am passionate about working with youth which I discovered from countless hours playing basketball with youngsters on the dusty courts of Chicago YMCAs. I have a deep appreciation for pedagogy which I cultivated through three years of team building in corporate management. And finally, my lifelong love of history makes the MAT History program not just desirable, but indispensable.

Notable Honors

2013-2017, Questbridge Scholarship Award, Grinnell College

2017, Graduate with Honors in Economics, Grinnell College


B.A. in Economics from Grinnell College, Class of 2017