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Andrea Stedman

Andrea Stedman

Academic Advisor

Hometown

Maryville, Tennessee

Personal Interests

My personal interests include glitter, line-dancing, cats, (line-dancing cats, if they were to exist), curating aesthetics, and finding ways to help make the world more egalitarian for everyone. My scholarly pursuits include learning about the lesser-heard voices in history (especially minority/women/LGBT+ etc.) and learning any and all languages I can. I have had the opportunity to serve as an AmeriCorps member with City Year Miami and have also had the privilege of traveling and working abroad. I am passionate about connecting students with opportunities for their own experiential educational opportunities, as I believe they formatively help in the decision of where one could be most fulfilled and helpful to others in the world.


Education

BA, Spanish and Hispanic Studies (Minor in French and Francophone Studies), University of Tennessee, Knoxville

MSSW, Social Work, Concentration in Organizational Leadership, University of Tennessee


Educational Philosophy

I strive to help students feel in control of their education since they will be the ones in charge of their education for the remainder of their lives (as life-long learners). I believe the goal of education is not necessarily to know more, but to critically question the world around us more, in order to uphold our integrity as engaged global citizens.


Favorite Quote

“Do the best you can until you know better. When you know better, do better”

– Maya Angelou

Andrea Stedman