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A headshot of Miyuki Hino

Building community resilience to climate change

Miyuki Hino is helping residents and civic officials find creative ways to deal with the impact of flooding and rising sea levels.  In the face of severe storms and rising … Continued

Spring 2022



A headshot of Brandi Brimmer

‘I have to find their voice, I have to find their stories’

A historian explores the social networks that helped enslaved people survive. Brandi Brimmer was recruited to the department of African, African American and diaspora studies in fall 2021 because of … Continued

Spring 2022



A mindset of service

Former “Lost Boy of Sudan” is pursuing a doctorate in  public policy to help advance peace and community in his home country. Samuel Garang Akau fled his home in South … Continued

Spring 2022



Headshot of Bashima Islam

‘Take risks and dream big’

Forbes recently tapped rising star computer scientist Bashima Islam for its “30 under 30” list in science. Bashima Islam’s research on tiny computing devices pairs new technologies with promising real-world applications, … Continued

Spring 2022



David Gardner smiling in front of a stone building

‘Chief Rule Breaker’

David Gardner, co-founder of The Motley Fool, says his English degree helped him in creating financial advice that is accessible to people of all backgrounds and experience levels. Motley Fool … Continued

Spring 2022



Jade Neptune smiling in front of Memorial Hall on UNC-Chapel Hill's campus

When creative arts and political science collide

One high school civics class changed everything for senior Jade Neptune, who created a nonprofit to support students’ extracurricular interests. Jade Neptune, a senior studying political science and artistic management, … Continued

Spring 2022



Alexandra Odum pictured smiling on UNC-Chapel Hill's campus.

Adding nuance to incomplete narratives

Can pinpointing the right narrative for a documentary lead to addressing the achievement gap in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City School System? The first time Alexandra Odom thought critically about her … Continued

Fall 2021



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A drive to serve and achieve

Chancellor’s Science Scholar Ryan Smith helps make science and technology accessible for underrepresented middle school students. Chancellor’s Science Scholar Ryan Smith of Durham wants to learn all he can about … Continued

Fall 2021



Lisa Dickey pictured standing in front of an audience lecturing.

The ghostwriter

Lisa Dickey has collaborated with U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth, First Lady Jill Biden and other well-known figures to produce best-sellers. Nanny. Russian translator. Lounge singer. Lisa Dickey took a roundabout … Continued

Fall 2021



Hakeem Smith pictured standing outside of an Amazon fulfillment site with the sign reading in Czech foreign language

The global problem-solver

Working for Amazon in Prague, Hakeem Smith uses analytical skills gained through UNC’s TransAtlantic Master’s Program. Hakeem Smith is a lifelong learner, bridge-builder and problem-solver. During a recent virtual global … Continued

Fall 2021