Dear Carolina Community,
We are delighted to announce our 2018-2019 Eve Carson Scholars: Graham Lowder, Kaitlin Harlow and Ami Zou. They have each demonstrated a commitment to the university and transformative growth during their time on campus. We are so excited to watch them grow during their summer experience, senior year and beyond.
Graham is pursuing a double major in political science and history with a minor in Arabic. Currently, he is studying as a University Scholar at the National University in Singapore. In the future, Graham hopes to pursue a career in international human rights law, and he is passionate about refugee advocacy. In Singapore, he volunteers with Pro Bono Community Legal Clinics to provide legal aid to low income Singaporeans and he also travels to Johor Bahru, Malaysia to work with Rohingya refugees at the Tampoi Rohingya Community School. At UNC-Chapel Hill, Graham is a captain on the UNC Mock Trial team, the Vice President of the UNC Moot Court Organization, the UNC Student Solicitor General, and a student counsel in the Undergraduate Honor System. In addition, Graham founded the Middle-Eastern Refugee Project, a student organization dedicated to facilitating the integration of Middle-Eastern refugees by pairing UNC students with refugee youth in Chapel Hill and Carrboro. Graham is currently serving as the director for Recognizing the Rohingya, a nonprofit organization that teaches North Carolina high school students about the Rohingya refugee crisis. This summer, Graham will intern with a pro bono legal organization in Washington, D.C. to provide legal aid to low income citizens. In addition, he will volunteer with Center Global to aid and advocate for the rights of LGBT+ asylum seekers.
Kaitlin Harlow is double-majoring in Photo and Video Journalism and Global Studies with a focus on Latin American Development and Politics. After a year of volunteering with community development NGOs in Central and South America, Kaitlin channeled her interests in media, communications, and development into opportunities at Chapel Hill. As chair of Global Circle she consulted with stakeholders to develop a Global Contract, which incorporates critical ethical questions into student global engagement. Kaitlin is now the director of communications at the Campus Y, where she manages a team students to provide video, graphic design, social media, and publicity services to more than 30 student groups. She has worked as a communications intern in Peru, Mexico, and Washington D.C., and is currently focusing on multimedia documentary projects— both independently as well as with the MEJO school and the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke. This summer, Kaitlin will intern with a B-Corp visual communications agency and explore how professional agencies leverage content production and marketing strategy to promote clients with social impacts they believe in. Her goal is to bring her experiences back to UNC to create a student-led, pro bono creative agency that will serve local nonprofits and community organizations in need of high-quality branding or publicity. In addition to her internship this summer, she also seeks to build upon documentary fieldwork she conducted on the US-Mexico border to produce a multimedia documentary project.
Ami is an international Chinese student double majoring in computer science and mathematics and minoring in entrepreneurship. She is passionate about using technology to improve peoples’ lives and strives to get more females involved in this field. Ami launches a Girls Who Code Club site at UNC, teaching local high school girls how to code. She has organized HackNC and Pearl Hacks, motivating hundreds of students from the US to innovatively use technology. Last Spring, Ami worked at an Internet of Things startup in the Silicon Valley and now is working on E-Cabinet, an entrepreneurship Podcast, to strengthen the entrepreneurial community at Carolina. This spring, Ami is exchanging in London to further gain valuable experience and develop personal skills. This summer, Ami will be working on launching her first start-up.