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Yasja Hemmings, They/Them/Theirs

Academic & Career Exploration Coach


CliftonStrengths: Empathy, Relator, Consistency, Learner, Responsibility

Yasja Hemmings is an Academic and Career Exploration (ACE) Coach who primarily works with first and second-year exploratory scholars to pinpoint a major and/or career that aligns with their interests, personality, passions, etc—these interactions happen in both individual and group settings. They also teach a first-year studies course each fall. Prior to becoming an ACE Coach, Yasja served as a Hall Director for University Housing here at UTK for two years. Yasja is a Safe Zone Facilitator for the Pride Center and is passionate about DEI, mental health & well being, and student success.  

Responsibilities: Academic & Career Exploration


M.Ed. in Higher Education – Student Affairs—Iowa State University 

B.A. in Psychology, minor in Leadership Studies – University of South Florida

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