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Initiative for Minority Excellence: DeeAnn Spicer

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Ph.D. student DeeAnn Spicer has attended Writing Wednesdays with our Initiative for Minority Excellence—she says they’ve helped her feel like part of a community while in graduate school.

Initiative for Minority Excellence: Janae Shaheed

Wednesday, February 2, 2022

Janae Shaheed’s research is influenced by her identity and a desire to stay true to her passions and perspectives. She’s engaged with multiple organizations on campus to build community.

Initiative for Minority Excellence: Laura Mendez

Monday, January 17, 2022

Laura Mendez has built community at Carolina through connections she’s made in the Department of Biology—a department with a large student body who come from a variety of backgrounds. She has also joined a number of student-led organizations that align with her values.

Initiative for Minority Excellence: Charity Lackey

Monday, November 29, 2021

Charity Lackey, a 2017 alumna of UNC-Chapel Hill is an emerging scientist with clinical nursing background interested in understanding the relationship between the experience of stress and health outcomes. She also works at UNC Health as a registered nurse.

Initiative for Minority Excellence: Ivonne Headley

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Ivonne Headley is a master’s degree student in the Gillings School of Global Public Health, where she is studying nutrition. She credits La Familia with helping her build community as a graduate student at UNC-Chapel Hill.

Carolina Grad Student F1RSTS: Stefani Baca-Atlas

Monday, August 23, 2021

Stefani Baca-Atlas is an interprofessional researcher who studies structural and historical risk factors that facilitate transgenerational trauma, and relationships between migration, victimization and exploitation, and mental, physical, and behavioral health outcomes. The Graduate School featured her volunteerism at Carolina in … Continued

Initiative for Minority Excellence: Margarett McBride

Monday, August 23, 2021

Margarett McBride is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience. Her research focuses on how neighborhood contexts shape parenting and youth well-being in Black families. The Graduate School featured her research in its spring 2021 Beyond These Walls event.