Maggie Williams

Year: 2016

“Bold” Maggie is from Birmingham, Alabama and is currently studying biology and medical anthropology with hopes of becoming an obstetrician/gynecologist. Maggie is passionate about empowering women and seeks to support them in a variety of ways. She leads a children’s support group through the Compass Center for Women and Families and supports women during childbirth … Continued

Giszell Weather

Year: 2016

“Intuitive” Giszell, an anthropology major and chemistry minor, is one of the co-founders of the Herban Garden, Hope Gardens’ newest initiative to provide holistic education and skill building opportunities in agriculture to youth in communities of color.  Giszell has spent the past year at Carolina exploring relationships between food, land and the African American community … Continued

Madison Watts

Year: 2016

“Optimistic” Madison, a nutrition major in Gillings School of Global Public Health, is passionate about making the health care system more approachable and accessible for patients. This summer she will spend 5 weeks living with a host family in Trujillo, Peru, while shadowing and volunteering with local physicians and public health workers through Hands On … Continued

Nancy Smith

Year: 2015

While studying global studies and arabic cultures, Nancy has devoted herself to UNC’s Navy ROTC. As a platoon commander, Nancy has mentored 12 students ranging from freshman to senior, and has been accepted as the spring operations officer, third highest rank in in the battalion structure. Lt. Keith Krouchick said, “She is without a doubt … Continued

Paige Nielsen

Year: 2015

While studying business administration and biology, Paige has become an invaluable asset to the UNC varsity women’s soccer Team. Coach Anson Dorrance detailed her commitment to the team as not only a starter but the academic captain, driving the team both on and off the field. “Paige Nielsen will make her mark in this world … Continued

Michael Adams

Year: 2015

While studying public policy and political science, Michael has acted as founder, president and treasurer of the Carolina Association of Parliamentary Debate. “Through debate I was constantly challenged to question the world around me, think critically, and speak persuasively. But even more important than the skills I learned, were the people I was around,” he … Continued

Sarah MacLean

Year: 2014

Sarah is a global studies major and a Hispanic studies and chemistry minor. Originally from New York, she spent half of her summer fishing up her studies in Santiago, Chile and the other time in Cusco, Peru. While in Peru, she worked with Manos Unidas at Camino Nuevo (“New Way”), a school for children with … Continued

Kyle Villemain

Year: 2014

Kyle, a Peace War and Defense major, is originally from Carrboro, NC. Kyle spent his summer in Geneva with a group from the United Nations working on clean water initiatives. He also spent time in California and Washington, DC, planning student-government related activities to initiate when he returns to Chapel Hill in the fall. To … Continued

Emma DeWitt

Year: 2013

Dewitt, an American studies major from Durham, NC, spent part of her summer in Brighton, England, less than an hour away from London. She spent her time there interning with several programs that focus on creative mentorship programs geared toward young adults and children. She also created an alternative suspension program for the Chapel Hill-Carrboro … Continued

Paige Holmes

Year: 2013

Holmes, a psychology major from Chapel Hill, spent her summer interning at the University of Pennsylvania PPC in Philadelphia. She focused her research on post-traumatic growth, a positive change experienced as a result of the struggle of a major life crisis or traumatic event.