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Kianna Zolkiewicz

Veterans Academic Coach


Kianna Zolkiewicz serves as a Veterans Academic Coach in the Veterans Success Center. Kianna’s number one priority is to ensure that our student veterans’ success is met in all aspects of life. Kianna does this by leading with responsibility, empathy, and consistency while amplifying each veteran and their past and present experiences here on campus. Kianna will always inspire and push you to be a better person than you were yesterday.

Kianna received both her B.A and M.S in communications from the University of Tennessee Knoxville and is certified as a positive psychology practitioner.

As a dependent of a retired Airforce veteran, Kianna has experienced the military culture from a very young age and has a driven passion to help veterans in any way possible. The biggest thing that Kianna looks forward to as an academic coach is assisting in creating positive mindsets, shedding light, focusing on individualistic gifts, and encouraging others to tap into those gifts which will encompass their overall success in life.

Kianna’s motto that she lives life by is: “Impossible is in the dictionary of fools”; if you set the right intention, you can accomplish anything.

CliftonStrengths: Relator, Empathy, Responsibility, Learner, Woo