Avery Weatherford started her Tech career as a Literature and Social Justice thread major in the fall of 2013. After jumping into a tutoring job with Georgia Tech’s Writing and Communication Lab, she fell in love with working with students. Inspired by low income communities, Weatherford interned with Breakthrough Collaborative to launch high-potential, low-income middle school students on a path to college. These experiences coupled with Georgia Tech’s pre-teaching program, solidified her desire to teach.
During her final semester at Tech, Weatherford interned at the International Rescue Committee where she taught refugees English and life skills they needed to know to make a new life in the United States. She was also accepted into two highly competitive programs, Teach for America and the Wesleyan Faculty Fellowship, that will prepare her to become a teacher. Weatherford accepted her fellowship at Wesleyan for immediately after graduation and deferred joining the Teach for America corps until 2018.