Kyah Stewart

Admission Counselor
Kyah Stewart

Hometown: Mt. Juliet, Tennessee

Education: B.S. Strategic Marketing, Western Kentucky University

Favorite TV show to binge-watch? Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Superstore, This is Us

Favorite RVA restaurant? I just moved to RVA so this could change as I try more restaurants– right now it’s Union Market or Bottoms Up Pizza

Biggest travel-related phobia? Having no phone reception in an unfamiliar area

Favorite music genre? K-pop

Favorite person/celebrity to follow on social media? Michelle Obama

Favorite part of the application? The Richmond Question

What is the coolest architectural feature or piece of architecture on campus? Why?

The skylight at Gottwald Center for the Sciences. I am a huge fan of natural light and I love the way the building lights up on a beautiful sunny day.

If you could go back to college and major in a different subject, what would you pick? Why?

Interior Design! I love designing my own spaces, whether that be my bedroom or my office, I like every space to feel personalized and unique. When I get tired of my surroundings, I just buy (or thrift) a new piece of art, a fun lamp, or I bring another plant into the space to make it feel more vibrant. I love designing spaces based on what I like, but I would love to learn more about the technical aspects of design.

What is one piece of advice you’d give students for the college search/application process?

My piece of advice would be to choose a college that feels like home. In my experience in choosing a college for my undergraduate studies, and even my decision to work at UR, I always chose the university that felt like home to me. Home can have different meanings depending on who you ask. To me, a home is a place of support, comfort, and opportunity—no matter what your definition of home is make sure you have that good feeling when you make the final decision on where to attend college. If you don’t choose a college where you feel the most at home, it will be more challenging to be a successful student.