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Tatiana Leavitt, Diversity Coordinator

Tatiana Leavitt Messersmith

Disability, Diversity and Veteran Initiatives Coordinator


As the Career Development Coordinator for Disability, Diversity and Veteran Initiatives, Tatiana Leavitt Messersmith has the opportunity to focus on identity-related career topics, working with students on being their full selves at work and connecting companies with the best UT talent.

Tatiana can chat with students and alumni about:

  • Finding inclusive employers
  • Identity-specific internships and employment programs
  • Developing self-advocacy skills
  • Requesting workplace accommodations
  • Disability disclosure
  • Legal rights and responsibilities at work
  • Overcoming workplace discrimination
  • Translating military experience to a civilian resume


M.S. in College Student Personnel – University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tenn.

B.S. in Sociology – Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah

Tatiana Leavitt, Diversity Coordinator

Contact Information

  • Student Union - Phase I 1015 Phillip Fulmer Way Knoxville TN 37996-4820
  • Phone: 865-974-6860
  • E-mail:

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