The UNC Roosevelt Institute is a student think tank. It’s a place for UNC students to learn about, discuss, and formulate policy ideas, as well as a platform for them to find a broader audience for their ideas. Our chapter is a proud member of the Roosevelt Institute Campus Network, a national network of more than 85 campus chapters at colleges and universities across the United States.

Research

Student research at the UNC Roosevelt has been published widely, primarily in the in the Roosevelt Institute’s national 10 Ideas series. Our members engage in the policy process in a wide variety of ways, including writing for national blogs and publishing white papers that address specific issues.

Impact

The UNC chapter strives to put its policy principles into action to achieve real, tangible benefits for our community. We work with local government, the UNC administration, and other student groups to implement policy ideas and accomplish goals.

Organization

The UNC chapter meets as one conjunct group every other week to discuss relevant public policy, plan impact projects within our community, and assist members with their research. Our executive board are as follows:

  • Co-Directors: Vishnu Ramachandran, Megan Tan
  • Community Director – Dan Barondes
  • Historian – Emma Miller
  • Public Relations Director – Evan Rodgers
  • Finance Director – Kaitlyn Yakaboski
  • Program Director – Priya Sridhar

Get Involved

The UNC Roosevelt Institute is not limited to public policy majors or those with public policy experience. We welcome any UNC students who are passionate about creating and analyzing policy in any field. To learn more about the UNC Roosevelt Institute, please email Vishnu Ramachandran at vishram@live.unc.edu or Megan Tan at megantan@live.unc.edu.