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Advising Peers promote the Academic Advising Program through drop in support in Hardin and Steele as well as through programming and outreach efforts

Meet your 2020-2021 Peers

  • Name: Alex Mangiapane
  • Major: Mathematics B.S. and Statistics and Analytics B.S.
  • Intended graduation date: 2022
  • Dream Job: Actuary
  • Hometown: Davidson, NC
  • Bucket List item: Earn a Grandmaster chess title
  • One piece of advice for incoming students: Get involved with as many organizations as you can early, then you can narrow down to a few which really pique your interest.
  • Name: Arikah Andrew
  • Major: Psychology
  • Intended graduation date: 2021
  • Dream Job: Developmental Psychologist
  • Hometown: Charlotte, NC
  • Bucket List item: I want to perform as Christine Daaé in the Phantom of the Opera one day.
  • One piece of advice for incoming students: Make sure to utilize all your resources at Carolina. There can be an overwhelmingly amount of help. But if you explore enough, you’ll find the right people to help point you in a direction that will help you with your specific needs. Peer mentoring is a great start to find out about more resources.
  • NAME: George Kostantinis
  • MAJOR: Exercise and Sports Science
  • INTENDED GRADUATION DATE: 2022
  • Dream Job:  Surgeon
  • HOMETOWN: Charlotte, NC
  • BUCKET LIST ITEM: Travel Europe on a self-guided Vespa tour with my best friend
  • PIECE OF ADVICE FOR INCOMING STUDENTS: Finding the courage to seek advice in any setting gets you one step close to self-satisfaction; don’t discourage the help that is designed to help you succeed!
  • NAME: Hannah Summers
  • MAJOR: Psychology, minor in Education
  • INTENDED GRADUATION DATE: 2022
  • WANTS TO BE: Assistant Provost for Institutional Research and Assessment
  • HOMETOWN: Cary, North Carolina
  • BUCKET LIST ITEM: Fly in a hot air balloon in Italy!
  • PIECE OF ADVICE FOR INCOMING STUDENTS: Before you settle on a major, try out a job or research/volunteer position in your field to see if you enjoy working in the field as much as you enjoy taking the classes.
  • NAME: Kartik Tyagi

  • MAJOR: Pre-Public Health
  • INTENDED GRADUATION DATE: 2023
  • Dream Job: Aspiring Neurosurgeon; additionally passionate about policy and advocacy!
  • HOMETOWN: Cary, NC
  • BUCKET LIST ITEM: Explore all seven wonders of the world!
  • PIECE OF ADVICE FOR INCOMING STUDENTS: Enjoy the journey! Take time to enjoy what it is you are passionate in pursuing and who it is you see yourself becoming- the best is yet to be!

  • NAME: Kathryn Long
  • MAJOR: Business Administration
  • INTENDED GRADUATION DATE: 2021
  • Dream Job: Professor
  • HOMETOWN: Summerfield, NC
  • BUCKET LIST ITEM: Try every restaurant on Franklin Street
  • PIECE OF ADVICE FOR INCOMING STUDENTS: Get into your stretch zone and try new things!

 

  • NAME:  Katie Ruth
  • MAJOR: Health Policy and Management
  • INTENDED GRADUATION DATE: 2022
  • Dream Job: Physician Assistant
  • HOMETOWN: Hopkinsville, KY
  • BUCKET LIST ITEM:Visit all 62 U.S. National Parks!
  • PIECE OF ADVICE FOR INCOMING STUDENTS: Education goes beyond just classroom material – do your best to connect with your classmates, peers, instructors, and resources on campus!
  • NAME: Kayla Blades
  • MAJOR: Chemistry Major – Biochemistry Track, Women’s and Gender Studies Major, Health and Society Minor
  • INTENDED GRADUATION DATE: 2022
  • Dream Job: Physician at a Community Health Center
  • HOMETOWN: Cary, NC
  • BUCKET LIST ITEM: Visit Europe
  • PIECE OF ADVICE FOR INCOMING STUDENTS: There is a resource for almost anything you need during your college career at UNC if you look for it. If you can’t find what your looking for ask for help.
  • NAME: Lauren Flors
  • MAJOR: Dramatic Art and English and Comparative Literature
  • INTENDED GRADUATION DATE: 2023
  • Dream Job: Screenwriter
  • HOMETOWN: Mooresville, NC
  • BUCKET LIST ITEM: Travel Europe
  • PIECE OF ADVICE FOR INCOMING STUDENTS: Get involved with student organizations right away!
  • NAME: Neha Bollam
  • MAJOR: Neuroscience (Pre-Environmental Health Sciences)
  • INTENDED GRADUATION DATE: 2023
  • DREAM JOB: Neurosurgeon
  • HOMETOWN: St. Louis, MO
  • BUCKET LIST ITEM: Attend the Lantern Festival.
  • PIECE OF ADVICE FOR INCOMING STUDENTS: Don’t worry if you don’t find your people and what you love to do immediately. Sudden change requires time and patience to adjust to.
  • NAME: Rachel Parsons
  • MAJOR: Economics
  • INTENDED GRADUATION DATE: 2022
  • Dream Job: Accountant
  • HOMETOWN: Monroe, NC
  • BUCKET LIST ITEM: Meet an elephant!
  • PIECE OF ADVICE FOR INCOMING STUDENTS: Find your balance! Take time for schoolwork but also get involved in fun clubs and activities. You’ll definitely have more fun and will hopefully be less stressed.
  • NAME: Rebekah Glover
  • MAJOR: Majoring in IDST “Leadership in Education” with minors in Education and Public Policy
  • DREAM JOB:
    Writing education policy!
  • INTENDED GRADUATION DATE: 2023
  • HOMETOWN: Elizabeth City, NC
  • BUCKET LIST ITEM: Sing for as many people as I can!
  • PIECE OF ADVICE FOR INCOMING STUDENTS: Don’t be afraid to try out a variety of classes/clubs even if you think they are not what you are interested in! You might surprise yourself!
  • NAME: Sarah Ward
  • MAJOR: Economics, Human Development and Family Studies
  • INTENDED GRADUATION DATE: 2022
  • DREAM JOB: Working for an urban youth ministry
  • HOMETOWN: Matthews, NC
  • BUCKET LIST ITEM: own a home where the only utensils available are sporks
  • PIECE OF ADVICE FOR INCOMING STUDENTS: Build community around meals!! And find gen eds that are actually at least somewhat interesting to you.
  • NAME: Spence Perry
  • MAJOR: B.S. Environmental Science & B.S. Psychology
  • INTENDED GRADUATION DATE: 2022
  • DREAM JOB: Energy Specialist or a Professor of Social Psychology
  • HOMETOWN: Elon, NC
  • BUCKET LIST ITEM: Get a March Madness Bracket 100% Right
  • PIECE OF ADVICE FOR INCOMING STUDENTS: Get involved as quickly as you can. You’ll make so many friends and have so much fun.