Kelli is a University of Tennessee, Knoxville alumna who serves as an Academic Coach at the Academic Success Center. Kelli loves helping students to succeed academically while focusing on overall wellness.
What do you enjoy most about working with UT undergrads?
I love seeing students’ confidence grow as they achieve their goals.
What is the most important advice you would give new students?
Be kind to yourself as you make this transition. Coming to college is exciting and fun, but it can also be challenging and a little scary! It’s okay if you’re struggling, as long as you remember to ask for help. UTK has so many people who are in your corner. We don’t want you to struggle alone and we are rooting for you to succeed.
What is your favorite place on campus?
Probably the hill! When I motivate myself to take the hike up all those steps (and it’s not often!), I always end up being glad I did. The buildings are pretty and there are some great views of the downtown.
Why should students take advantage of the ASC?
You don’t have to carry the stress of challenging semesters alone. The ASC is here to walk alongside you through your tough semesters and to help you succeed. We’re here to listen to you and co-create a plan for success. When you feel stressed, don’t struggle alone, come to the ASC.
Bachelor of Arts English Literature and Hispanic Studies, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Master of Arts Student Affairs Administration, Appalachian State University