Guadalupe Mercado is an Early Childhood Education teacher candidate from Governors State University. She is currently in her third and fourth field experience courses for the teaching program and is on her to way to starting student teaching in the Fall of 2019. Guadalupe Mercado chose to go into Early Childhood Education as it is her passion to instill a lifelong love of learning in children. Part of her goal as a future educator is to excite children about the world of learning and expand their academic interests. Guadalupe Mercado is bilingual and speaks fluent Spanish. She is looking forward to applying this in her future classroom.