Tamara Young

Thrive Advisor

LocationSteele Building, Room 2007


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Alma Mater

North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University (undergraduate) & North Carolina State University (graduate)


B.S. in Elementary Education, minor in Mathematics, M. Ed Curriculum & Instruction

What I enjoy most about working with students:

What I enjoy most about working with students is the opportunity to provide a safe and supportive space as they navigate their college journey. I find it incredibly rewarding to offer guidance and encouragement, helping them overcome challenges and reach their goals. I also love learning from students; they bring fresh perspectives and new ideas that continually inspire and enrich my own understanding.

My hometown:

Roseboro, NC

First job out of college:

1st grade teacher in Jackson, GA

Lowest grade I got as an undergrad:

C in Calculus III and I was so happy with that C – it really was my best 🙂

If I didn’t work for Advising I would:

If I didn’t work for Advising I would travel the world eating at the best restaurants and staying at the best resorts in every city, state, island, country, and continent. I’m a foodie who loves food tours and traveling in style.

Bucket list item

Delivering a Ted Talk