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Beñas, Jasmin Loraine

January 31, 2023

As a native of Knightdale, North Carolina, Jasmin Loraine Beñas initially came to UNC to receive her B.A. in Public Policy and Sociology; she completed an honors thesis titled “The Economic Mobility for 2nd Generation Americans”. As an MPP candidate, … Read more

Hunter, Jacob

January 31, 2023

Jacob Hunter is a Master of Public Policy student at UNC-Chapel Hill with a concentration in Environment and Human Welfare. His policy areas of interest are related to rural economic development, social policy and inequality, and natural disaster mitigation and … Read more

Norwood, Betsy

January 31, 2023

Betsy Norwood is an MPP student from Banner Elk, North Carolina. At UNC-Chapel Hill, Betsy pursued majors in Political Science and Public Policy, along with a minor in Environmental Science and Studies. Betsy is interested in environmental policy, specifically pertaining … Read more

Tyson, Eleanor

January 31, 2023

Eleanor Tyson ’23 is a public policy and political science double major and an environmental justice minor from Winston Salem, North Carolina. She plans on pursuing Track A in the MPP program with a focus on Environment and Human Welfare. … Read more

Brady, Anna

January 31, 2023

Anna Brady is a Master of Public Policy student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a concentration in Environment and Human Welfare. She is from Fayetteville, North Carolina, and will graduate in May 2023 with a … Read more

Wilson, Devin

January 31, 2023

Devin Wilson is from Raleigh, NC, and majored in Environmental Studies and Public Policy. She has worked as a Sustainability intern at Dunning Capital Investments and volunteered for a beach clean up organization called Take 3 For The Sea. She … Read more

Bankson, Quinn

January 31, 2023

A public policy and philosophy major with a minor in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, Quinn Bankson was born in Boston, MA but has lived in Winston Salem, NC since he was seven years old. He is interested in harm reduction … Read more

Avilez, Juan

August 12, 2022

Juan Avilez was a graduate student in the Master of Public Policy Program with a concentration in health policy, bioethics, and human rights at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. From Asheboro, NC, he earned his degree from … Read more

Hanson, Valoree

July 27, 2022

As the Director of Restorative Practices at DSC, Inc., Val Hanson integrates her passion for conflict transformation by helping educators, organizations, and community members learn about and utilize Restorative Practices.  Val facilitates and trains across North Carolina, including restorative justice processes … Read more

Shuda, Caleb

July 25, 2022

Caleb Shuda graduated from UNC with a BA in Public Policy program and a Master of Public Policy, focused on education and labor policy. His interest in education policy comes from seeking to alleviate disparities amongst students across the US … Read more