Meet our newest team member, Avery Claire Bennett!
Avery is part of our Post-secondary Support team serving as a Fellow through the Tulsa Service Year program.
What are you looking forward to during your time with ImpactTulsa? “My year of service in a school setting has given me a more nuanced understanding of the barriers impacting student success. I am eager for the opportunity ImpactTulsa grants me to connect personal experience with data and build upon efforts to address some of those barriers at a systems level.”
Avery earned a degree in Peace Studies with minors in Spanish and Environmental Studies from Chapman University in 2020, graduating Magna Cum Laude with Departmental and Civic Honors. She also holds an MPA degree from Brown University.
Avery’s professional experience includes serving as a Policy intern for Rural Investment to Protect our Environment (RIPE), a nonprofit organization working to advance a comprehensive climate policy that invests in sustainable farming. She also worked as a Dispute Resolution intern with OC Human Relations, performing weekly mediation services in a Small Claims court.
Most recently, Avery completed a year of service as a City Year AmeriCorps member, helping add capacity in a Tulsa Public Schools classroom as well as coach individual students in support of their academic, attendance, and social-emotional growth. Through the school’s partnership with Tulsa Changemakers, she was also able to provide daily support and mentorship to a group of youth working to create their own collective action projects. She is excited to continue work related to advancing educational equity with ImpactTulsa through the Tulsa Service Year Fellowship.
Learn more about how Avery and the PostSecondary team and their systems change across Tulsa.