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Ashleigh Yearde is the GEAR UP Success Coach at Pitt Community College under the division of Academic Advising. She assists first-generation students to break down barriers to meet their academic goals. It is truly her passion to serve students to meet their true potential. Ashleigh currently lives in North Carolina and is originally from Whitehall, Pennsylvania.

Presently, she is pursuing a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration: Education Leadership. She holds a master’s in Clinical Social Work (2018) from East Carolina University. Ashleigh has extensive knowledge in creating and implementing effective and individualized plans.