Get to know Adam Eaton

Not the professional baseball player, the other one...

A little bit about me...

Hello class, My name is Adam Christopher Eaton. I am 27 years old and currently attending my first semester at IUPUI. Following high school, I joined the Marines for four years and served in both Iraq and Afghanistan. Afterward I got discharged at 22 years old and worked at multiple low end jobs. Two years ago I decided to start using my G.i. bill. Initially, I was turned down by IUPUI but after attending Ivy tech community college I finally got accepted. It's taken me awhile to get this far, but I think that's what motivates me to finish strong and earn my degree.

Teaching???

The hardest thing for me to decide over the last few years has been to decide what I want to do for the rest of my life. Originally, I planned on a criminal justice degree with the intention of becoming a police officer. However, I've taken up a very strong interest in History and have a desire to learn more about it. I love to even talk about it with my friends and sometimes realize that I'm really just educating them on the things that I've learned. As much fun as I had serving in the Marines I think I would enjoy getting older teaching Social Studies rather than wearing another uniform and serving as a police officer. I feel great about the decision I've made and can't wait for what the future holds for me in this career.