Gracie Tortorici poses for a photo

Gracie Tortorici

Where are you now?  Madison Station Elementary, Madison, MS

Why did you choose to come to MSU? I wanted a school that was comfortable and relaxing. Mississippi State was a great school where everyone made you feel like family and was so welcoming. 

How did the METP enhance your college experience at Mississippi State? METP provided a better path for me to start my education career. It surrounded me with faculty to pour into me as a student that I could turn around and pour out as a teacher. 

What were some of your other involvements on campus? I was involved in the Kappa Delta Sorority there on campus as well as Reformed University fellowship. 

Funny moment/Interesting Fact? I have known that I wanted to be a teacher for as long as I can remember!

What advice would you give to entering freshmen or students finishing up high school? Do not be afraid to put yourself out there because everyone is starting with a blank slate in college.