Amy Stokes

University of Massachusetts School of Public Policy (SPP) student Amy Stokes

Hello! My name is Amy Stokes. For the last few years I have been working for a non-profit organization called tnAchieves in Knoxville, TN. It is a partnering organization with the Tennessee Promise scholarship, a last-dollar scholarship that provides funding to high school seniors attending community or technical colleges. During my time there, I learned about the struggles students face while pursuing higher education. I hope to be a part of finding solutions and pathways for all students and specifically undocumented students to obtain a post-secondary degree. I have spent my life in the South. I am a preacher's kid, as my mom has been a Methodist minister for several years. I am more than excited to begin my life in New England and continue my education at the School of Public Policy.

From: Cleveland, Tennessee

B.S. in Business Administration
Carson-Newman University
Jefferson City, Tennessee

Interests: Education, Immigration