Julianne Stewart is a Distance Learning VISTA at Literacy Minnesota. She has experience as a classroom assistant for ABE classes in Fairbault, Minnesota and as an English tutor for students in China and Thailand. These experiences gave Julianne an understanding of the importance of literacy and compelled her to seek out an opportunity to serve immigrants and refugees in a new capacity. She holds a bachelor's degree in Chinese language and Asian Studies from St. Olaf College. Outside of work Julianne enjoys cooking, doing crafts and language learning.