Teaching & Learning Champions: Kira Ajas
April 21, 2021
Teaching & Learning Champions are faculty & staff who contribute to student learning (Guided Pathways Essential Practice #4). We share their stories to celebrate their dedication to instructional excellence & innovation in a series of spotlight articles. #ACCExcellence
Meet Kira Ajas, TLED’s New Graphic Design Intern!
Share three words that best describe you.
Passionate, Introvert, Creative.
How do you support faculty at ACC?
I create graphics to support TLED!
When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up? Did you achieve your goal? Explain.
When I was a little kid, I always imagined having a music-related job. I enjoyed singing, dancing, and listening to as much music as possible at a young age. As I grew older and hit middle school age, I knew I wanted a creative job, but I wasn’t sure what that meant for me. Once I got into college, I tried graphic design as my major and fell in love with it! With my graphic design skills, I made album covers for my dad, who produces music, so in a way, I was able to achieve my childhood dreams!
What is something non-work-related that you want to learn how to do?
This could apply to my field, but I would love to learn printmaking. I want to become better at making things with my hands, and printmaking looks like such a satisfying thing to do. Whether it be carving into a woodblock or learning how to work a letterpress, I find the process so fascinating, and hopefully, I can learn how to work those machines one day!
What kinds of hobbies and interests do you have outside of work?
In a pre-pandemic world, I loved attending concerts. I tried to go to as many as my schedule and wallet could allow. As well as enjoying live music, I also am learning how to shoot film photography. It is such a complex skill to learn, but it is so satisfying when you can get the right shot!
Connect with Kira via email: email@example.com
Recommend a Colleague:
Do you know someone who is a champion of teaching & learning? Send their name & why you’re nominating them to TLEDcomms@austincc.edu.