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Alyssa Garbien


ASCEND Program Coordinator

Photo of Alyssa GarbienAlyssa Garbien serves as the Program Coordinator for UT Knoxville’s new ASCEND program, Adaptions for a Sustainable Climate of Excellence and Diversity. In her role, she is dedicated to implementing programs and services to support and promote women faculty in STEM departments at UTK. Some of her duties include assisting the coordination of recruitment, hiring, retention and advancement of female faculty in STEM disciplines, providing web and social media presence, and serving as the initial contact for the program. 

Garbien graduated with her bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in May 2015. Her undergraduate experience focused on Development/Public Relations in non-profit organizations and PR firms. She also has extensive experience in event planning from the Center for Literacy, Education & Employment – where she coordinated both teacher and administrator conferences, certifications and trainings for the Tennessee Department of Education based in Nashville, TN.

Contact: agarbien@utk.edu | 865-974-9273