A native of Dalton, GA, Antoine Carson is a first-generation college student whose passion is helping youth achieve their dreams by giving them strategies to maintain their focus and for academic success. After graduating from Dalton High School and working in Dalton for a couple of years, Antoine enlisted to serve our country in the US Army. Currently an Army Reservist, he has served over sixteen years. In 2012, he graduated from Liberty University with his Associates of Arts Degree in Psychology (Christian Counseling Specialization) and a Bachelor's of Science degree in Psychology. Although he has worked with other TRiO programs (SSS & ETS) as a chaperone for college tours and as a mentor, it wasn't until his internship with Upward Bound that he realized how such work was the perfect avenue for working in his passion. He currently serves as the Academic Coordinator for the UTC TRiO Upward Bound Program and enjoys everyday of it. Antoine's hobbies include engaging in outdoor activities, traveling, reading, and being with family and friends. His favorite pastime is being with his wife of six years, Carmen Carson.