Maelee Hearington


Maelee is a Youth and Social Innovation and Religious Studies double-major from Chester, Virginia. She's also working toward her Master of Teaching in Elementary Education.

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The School of Education and Human Development experience is dynamic, interdisciplinary, and holistic. It has been an honor to work closely with passionate faculty and bright-minded students to find new and invigorating ways to give back to the community, delve into our society’s culture, and learn about our world.

On Grounds, I am an active member of Catholic Hoos (leading a small group, participating in Bible studies, and attending retreats) and I am part of an EdPolicyWorks research team investigating Pre-K programming in Louisiana and Virginia under professor Daphna Bassok. I'm also on the Fourth Year Trustees Wellness Committee – I've been a part of council since second year, and each year I work with dedicated students in the class of 2022 to create and facilitate experiences for our class to engage with the broader Charlottesville community while prioritizing physical and mental health.

I love finding new creative outlets: painting, drawing, knitting, baking, whatever I can learn. I enjoy the outdoors and particularly love sunrise and sunset hikes. I also spend my time near the water whenever I can. I love hiking, fishing, swimming, and hanging with friends on the Lawn!

After graduation, I hope to become a Catholic School teacher at Charlottesville Catholic School to combine my passion for my faith with my passion for educating and engaging with youth.

You can find me on Instagram at @maeleehearington