The college’s advising office has some new faces this year. The newly expanded roster of advisors—with staff assigned to specific departments—enhances our ability to help students guide their curriculum. Here’s the first of a series introducing our new team members.
Amanda Lovelace joined the nuclear engineering team as a student advisor in spring 2017. She assists undergraduates in co-creating academic plans and identifying experience-learning activities such as internships and cooperative opportunities, research, study-abroad for-credit, or service-learning trips.
She serves as the liaison to the Center for Career Development, the Office of Professional Practice, the Office of Undergraduate Research, and other on-campus departments to best meet the interests of the students.
Lovelace is originally from Lynchburg, Virginia, but has lived in Knoxville for the past several years. Her husband graduated from UT’s Department of Nuclear Engineering in 2008 and they have both established careers in the area.
“My husband, Tyler, and I have been together for sixteen years and have two wonderful and spunky daughters: Abigail, 5, and Merida, 2,” she said. “We also have an Irish wolfhound/Labrador-mixed dog named Neyland.”
Outside of the world of student advising, she enjoys spending time with family and friends.
“We’re typically outside reveling in the beautiful sights of East Tennessee,” Lovelace said. “Whether it’s at a backyard barbecue or on a trail in the Great Smoky Mountains, we prefer to be outside together making memories.”