Meet Carly Stephens

YES Appalachia Lead Educator |

Carly Stephens joined the YES program in August 2022. She was born and raised in Asheville, NC. While earning her BS at Appalachian State University, she worked with Upward Bound. Here, she discovered her enthusiasm to provide opportunities to low-income high schoolers and their families as they navigated higher education.

She went on to earn an MS in Speech-Language Pathology at East Tennessee State University and work in the public schools as a Speech-Language Pathologist on the coast of NC. Carly is excited to be back in Boone working in College Access.