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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

Peterman, Amber

July 25, 2022

Amber Peterman is an Research Associate Professor in the Department of Public Policy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her work focuses on the intersection of gender and development, with an emphasis on social protection, gender-based violence and … Read more

Warren, Jeffrey

July 8, 2022

Formally trained as a marine geologist and geophysicist, Jeff Warren has been a practitioner of state-level science policymaking since 2004 including: the coastal hazards policy specialist for the North Carolina Division of Coastal Management (2004 to 2010), the science advisor … Read more

Danielle J. Allen

July 7, 2022

Danielle J. Allen, Ph.D. is a Research Assistant Professor of Public Policy at UNC Chapel Hill, a Project Director with the Equity Research Action Coalition (ERAC), and a qualitative researcher at the Education Policy Initiative at Carolina (EPIC). Her primary research interests … Read more

La Serna, Jillian

June 14, 2022

Prior to her appointment at Carolina, Jillian La Serna was an Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership at the University of North Carolina Charlotte. She received her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership as well as her Master of School Administration from the … Read more

Clemson, Josh

June 9, 2022

Josh Clemson is a Ph.D. student in Public Policy interested in the economics of health and labor markets. Josh holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Oberlin College. Prior to entering our doctoral program, Josh worked for 3 years as … Read more

Rippey, Emily

June 9, 2022

Emily Rippey joined the program in the fall of 2022. Her primary research field is health policy, focusing on social determinants of health and health inequities among historically marginalized communities. Prior to attending UNC, Emily worked as a government contractor … Read more