My name is Tressa Ripp and I am a junior at Doane College. I am a Secondary English/History Education major with a Coaching Endorsement. I am originally from Broken Bow, Nebraska. I love the small town life and hope to return to the Custer County area after I graduate. My goal is to get a teaching job as an English teacher somewhere around Broken Bow so I can remain close to my family. When I get a teaching job I also hope to get a coaching job. I want to coach either softball and/or basketball, for they are my favorite sports. I want to work with The Odyssey because I want to hone my creative writing skills. I have always been very good at writing papers, but not always the best with creative writing. By working with The Odyssey I hope to improve my creativity.