Madi Hester

Madi's primary responsibilities encompass crucial support for Student U. Madi spearheads the recruitment, training, and supervision of volunteer tutors, fosters relationships with our community partners, and ensures the smooth operation of tutorial components within the Middle School and High School programs. Her dedication is pivotal in empowering our students and fostering a thriving educational environment.

Madi Hester

Tutoring and Volunteer Coordinator

Madi Hester
Madi Hester
Madi Hester

Madi's Why:

I value family, community, care, imagination, and curiosity most. I appreciate that Student U supports students and their families as lifelong learners and promotes learning and care practices that happen beyond the classroom and outside of academic contexts. 

Madi outside of Student U:

I was born and raised in Colorado, but you won’t catch me on a ski slope or hiking a ‘fourteener’… I moved to North Carolina for graduate school and stayed for the warm weather, southern cooking, folk music, and people. I have two senior dogs, a cat, and a lone chicken who wandered into my yard and never left. On my days off, you can find all five of us outside, sunbathing, swimming, or poking around the garden. I love talking books and films, so ask me what I’m reading or watching!

Advice Madi finds valuable:

“To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift” – Steve Prefontaine


Colorado Mesa University
Colorado State University

Course of study:

Bachelor of Arts in English, Master of Arts in English

Student U start date:

Academic Coach – August 2023
Tutoring Coordinator – January 2024

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