Rose Yackley


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Rose is From Saint Paul Minnesota’s West side. Rose graduated from The University of Wisconsin- River Falls in 2014 with a degree in Intercultural Communication and Education. While there, she worked on campus and learned that she loved serving scholars as they made their way through college. Following her time in college, Rose joined Americorps and served for two years for College Possible at North High school and Park Center high school in the Twin Cities. In her classroom she loved leading games, having courageous and bold conversations with her 11th and 12th grade students and supporting students with laughter and joy. Rose has also worked as a full time baker and barista at a restaurant where she learned through 4am mornings how to make the best chocolate croissants and cappuccinos in the Twin Cities. These experiences have led Rose to Project Success where she is so energized to be working with students every single day!

Favorite musicians:

Alabama Shakes, Farewell Milwaukee, Black Eyed Peas, Amy Winehouse

If you had to pick a theme song that would play every time you entered the room, what would it be?

Stevie Wonder, “Superstition”

Favorite books:

My favorite books I read in 2018: The Last Black Unicorn, Bossy Pants, Yes Please, and First We Make the Beast Beautiful

But mostly my favorites are any mystery novel that I can listen to on a road trip!

Favorite movies:

Juno, Dumb and Dumber, Forrest Gump – I can quote all three thoroughly

Favorite food:

Carnitas Tacos with Pineapple!

 Favorite quote:

“I took a walk in the woods and came out taller than the trees.” Henry David Thoreau

Favorite subject in school:

I loved history class!

Favorite theater experience:

I saw the musical Hairspray while I was in High School. I already knew many of the songs and I loved seeing it on stage.

Your ultimate vacation destination:

It’s my goal to make it to as many National Parks as possible. The next National Park on my list is Zion National Park in Utah! But I have many more to make it to 🙂

If you could have one superpower, what would it be?

Picking things up from far away! I don’t know what that power is called, but I want to do that.

The most influential person in your life/favorite teacher or mentor:

My Mom’s mom! My Grandma. She is funny, and caring and always keeps it real.

What you wanted to be when you grew up:

I always wanted to be a teacher. Or to work on my Dad’s Masonry crew.