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  • MAGS: Bryan Rogers

    MAGS: Bryan Rogers

    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

    Carolina Grad Student F1RSTS: Melissa Lam-McCarthy

    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

    Global Grads: Roberto Lagos Mondragon

    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

    Initiative for Minority Excellence: Ivonne Headley

    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.

  • Global Grads: Dongbo Lu

    Global Grads: Dongbo Lu

    Dongbo Lu is a graduate research assistant in the Eshelman School of Pharmacy. 

  • Carolina Grad Student F1RSTS: Stefani Baca-Atlas

    Carolina Grad Student F1RSTS: Stefani Baca-Atlas

    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 response to the COVID-19 pandemic in spring 2021. Hometown: Phoenix, Arizona Area of study: Ph.D.; School of Social Work What ...

  • Initiative for Minority Excellence: Margarett McBride

    Initiative for Minority Excellence: Margarett McBride

    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.

  • Initiative for Minority Excellence Featured Scholar – Diamond Ebanks Holloman

    Initiative for Minority Excellence Featured Scholar - Diamond Ebanks Holloman

    Diamond Ebanks Holloman is a doctoral candidate in the Environment, Ecology, and Energy Program. She earned her bachelor’s degrees from New York University in environmental studies and journalism, and a master’s degree from her current program. Her community-based research focuses on the intersection of race, social vulnerability, the environment, and the movement of water. She ...

  • Carolina Grad Student F1RSTS Featured Scholar – Kaeli Welsh

    Carolina Grad Student F1RSTS Featured Scholar - Kaeli Welsh

    Kaeli Welsh, originally from Minneapolis, is a second-year doctoral student in pharmacology. She received her bachelor’s degree in biology and chemistry with honors from St. Olaf College before joining the Biological and Biomedical Sciences Program (BBSP) at UNC-Chapel Hill. She is a recipient of the 2020-2021 National Institutes of Health-funded T32 Pharmacological Sciences Training Grant. What ...

  • Military-Affiliated Grads Featured Scholar – MaryBeth Spoehr

    Military-Affiliated Grads Featured Scholar - MaryBeth Spoehr

    MaryBeth Spoehr is pursuing her master of public administration degree within the School of Government. She received her bachelor’s degree in social sciences at Michigan Technological University, where she also competed on the women’s varsity soccer team and completed her training in the Reserve Officer Training Corps. Following her undergraduate studies, she commissioned into the ...