Get to Know Our Peer Mentors!
Hi! My name is Kayla Allen and I am a Senior here at UTC. My major is early childhood education with and endorsement in special education. When I'm not at school or working as a host at Beast and Barrel in Northshore, I love to run and take advantage of all the outdoor activities Chattanooga and UTC has to offer. UTC has been the best three (almost four) years of my life and I can't wait to share everything I've learned and gained from UTC with all of the incoming freshman. Last but not least, GO MOCS!
Hi, I'm Kelsey Weaver! I'm from Dickson, TN where I graduated from Dickson County High School in 2013. I am a Senior majoring in Business: General Management and minoring in Sociology. In addition to my involvement in the First Year Experience as a Peer Mentor, I am extremely excited to be serving you all as the student body President. I am also a Chancellor's Ambassador, a member at the BCM, and a student representative on many university committees. I also work as a Project Management Intern at McKee Foods where I get to eat a lot of Little Debbie cakes. When not attending school or work, I love to spend time with my fiancé and our dog! UTC is more than a place to earn my degree, it's a home. Being a moc has been nothing shy of amazing so far, and I can't wait to continue my adventure here. Serving this campus is what I love, and I can think of no better way to do that than to be a part of encouraging the growth of new students through this program and their entire experience here at UTC.
Good morrow, UTC! My name is Ashlyn Pack, and I am a graduate from Creek Wood High School. I am currently a Psychology Major with an Education Minor. I plan on becoming a school counselor to work with students and faculty to improve our education systems for future generations. Starting my sophomore year, I will be an Innovations in Honors student, a HAM Peer Mentor, and President of the UTC Film Club. I plan to devote as much as I can to making the environment at UTC a pleasant one as well as making sure everyone has a steady support system in this time of transition. If you need absolutely anything, I will be there if I can be. College is hard, but no one here is alone.
Greetings, my fellow Mocs. First thing’s first, my name may have an unusual spelling, but it is pronounced like “Kevin.” However, many call me Kev to avoid confusion. I am from Columbia, TN, graduating from Independence High School in 2015, and now I am a sophomore at UTC majoring in physics. My dream job is to become an astrophysicist and work alongside the likes of Neil deGrasse Tyson. It would not hurt to become a high school teacher or professor either. I am an overall average Joe. I like long walks. I like donuts. I really like long walks with donuts. I am an active member of the High Achieving Mocs Living Learning Community, which has been a great opportunity. I only have one complete year at UTC under my belt, and I cannot wait to find out what the next three have in store. I look forward to being able to call these the best years of my life, and I look forward to being a helpful peer mentor.