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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.

MAGS: Cesar Reyes

Monday, January 17, 2022

Cesar Reyes is a Carolina alumnus who returned to Chapel Hill for his master’s degree in city and regional planning. A veteran of the United States Army, he has found support with the MAGS initiative, part of Diversity and Student Success.

Global Grads: Vamsy Marni

Monday, January 17, 2022

For graduate student Vamsy Marni, the School of Information and Library Science drew him to Chapel Hill. From there, Vamsy was able to find communities of support both internal and external to his master’s degree program.

Global Grads: Sampreeti Bhattacharya

Monday, November 29, 2021

Sampreeti Bhattacharya is an international Ph.D. student in the Department of Chemistry. She came to UNC-Chapel Hill from India, where she completed her undergraduate studies.

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.

Carolina Grad Student F1RSTS: Sally Cabrera

Monday, November 1, 2021

Sally Cabrera is a MPH student in the Gillings School of Global Public Health who is focused on community-based research to influence public health policy. With a lens of epidemiological methods, she seeks to enhance the relevance and use of research data that would influence policy and benefit communities.

MAGS: Bryan Rogers

Monday, November 1, 2021

Bryan Rogers is a first-year Ph.D. student in the Biological & Biomedical Sciences Program (BBSP), where his research interests include bioinformatics, cancer biology, and immunology.

Carolina Grad Student F1RSTS: Melissa Lam-McCarthy

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Melissa Lam-McCarthy is a Master of Public Health student who is focused on health outcomes by way of food justice, supply chains, and access to food for people who live in both urban and rural communities.

Global Grads: Roberto Lagos Mondragon

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Roberto Lagos Mondragon is an international student in the Department of Economics motivated by his upbringing in Honduras to better understand the interplay of prosperity and inequality in society.

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.