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Diversity & Student Success Featured Scholars

Explore participant scholars from all the DSS initiatives.

  • Global Grads Featured Scholar – Cen Guo

    Global Grads Featured Scholar - Cen Guo

    Cen Guo is a global grad from China. She is a Ph.D. student in the Pharmaceutical Sciences program in the Eshelman School of Pharmacy. 1. What made you choose UNC/NC when deciding on a program/place to study? UNC Pharmacy School ranks number one nationwide. The Pharmaceutical Sciences Ph.D. program is the dream program for many students who ...

  • Military-Affiliated Grads Featured Scholar – Eleanor Mullens

    Military-Affiliated Grads Featured Scholar - Eleanor Mullens

    Eleanor MacEachern Mullens is pursuing her Master’s degree in Library Science, specializing in Special Libraries and Knowledge Management, with a particular focus on law librarianship. She has a B.A. in French from Old Dominion University and a Paralegal Certificate from Georgetown University. Eleanor served more than five years as a US Army Paralegal.  1. What is the biggest difference you’ve noticed in transitioning ...

  • Carolina Grad Student F1RSTS Featured Scholar – Maria Duran

    Carolina Grad Student F1RSTS Featured Scholar - Maria Duran

    María J. Durán is a doctoral student in the department of English and Comparative Literature and Graduate Research Assistant for the Latina/o Studies Program at UNC-Chapel Hill. She studies 20th century-contemporary Latina/o Literature with a focus on drama and performance and is also an advocate for underrepresented minority education. 1. What made you decide to pursue a ...

  • Global Grads Featured Scholar – Zeliha Kilic

    Global Grads Featured Scholar - Zeliha Kilic

    Zeliha Kilic is a global grad from Turkey and is a fifth year Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Mathematics. Her research interests are in fluid dynamics and mathematical physics.   What made you choose UNC/NC when deciding on a program/place to study? When I was looking for grad schools, I noticed that a very well-known female algebra ...

  • Global Grads Featured Scholar – Soo Jin Lee

    Soo Jin Lee is a global grad from South Korea, and is enrolled in a doctoral program in the School of Education. What made you choose UNC/NC when deciding on a program/place to study? Well, first I liked the studies done by the UNC School of Education faculty members. Their philosophy of appreciating diverse cultures intrigued me ...

  • Carolina Grad Student F1RSTS Featured Scholar – Sam Baxter

    Samuel Baxter is a first-generation graduate student in the Health Policy and Management program. 1. What made you decide to pursue a graduate degree? As I attended college, I became aware of the type of societal problems I wanted to change. I realized that getting a graduate degree (MPH) would be essential to strive for such change.  The ...

  • Military-Affiliated Grads Featured Scholar – Tiffany Monaco

    Military-Affiliated Grads Featured Scholar - Tiffany Monaco

    Tiffany Monaco is a military-affiliated grad student, currently enrolled in the Master’s program in International Education Leadership. 1. What is the biggest difference you’ve noticed in transitioning from military life to civilian life? People have a deliberate way of speaking in the military. Officers and NCOs don’t like to risk being misunderstood so everyone is very ...