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  • Initiative for Minority Excellence: Janae Shaheed

    Initiative for Minority Excellence: Janae Shaheed

    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.

  • Carolina Grad Student F1RSTS: Lauren Caton

    Carolina Grad Student F1RSTS: Lauren Caton

    Lauren Caton is a Ph.D. student who said she considers building a community a critical part of her academic education and time at UNC-Chapel Hill.

  • Global Grads: Prabhanka Deka

    Global Grads: Prabhanka Deka

    Prabhanka Deka is a Ph.D. student studying statistics. He sees real-world application in data nearly every day, which keeps him motivated during his studies.

  • Carolina Grad Student F1RSTS: Jeonghwan Kim

    Carolina Grad Student F1RSTS: Jeonghwan Kim

    Jeonghwan Kim is a Ph.D. student from Korea studying Latin American literature. He calls getting into his Ph.D. program as one of the happiest days of his life.

  • Initiative for Minority Excellence: Laura Mendez

    Initiative for Minority Excellence: Laura Mendez

    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

    MAGS: Cesar Reyes

    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

    Global Grads: Vamsy Marni

    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

    Global Grads: Sampreeti Bhattacharya

    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

    Initiative for Minority Excellence: Charity Lackey

    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

    Carolina Grad Student F1RSTS: Sally Cabrera

    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.