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The Department of Public Policy is very pleased to announce its Spring 2016 members of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa Society.


In order to be offered membership, students must have completed 75 hours of coursework with a GPA 3.85 or above. Less than one percent of the nation’s college students qualify to be considered for such an honor, and we are proud of our students’ accomplishments and hope that Phi Beta Kappa enhances their experience at UNC and beyond.


Grayson Berger

Grayson Berger is a junior who is double majoring in Public Policy and Business Administration with a minor in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics. He loves to play tennis and board games, and spends a lot of time with his two puppies. Grayson plans on either starting his own business to help save abandoned animals or running for an elected position in local government.


Stephen Cone– bio coming soon


Flora Feng

Flora Feng is a senior majoring in Public Policy and Sociology, from Shanghai, China. She is passionate about finding solutions to social problems through studying public policy. She is dedicated to increasing global awareness. In Spring 2014, She went to the Honors Seminar in Washington D.C. and interned with the US-China Business Council. In 2015, She received Taylor Honors Mentored Research Fellowship and examined private and sensitive information in court files in Shanghai, China. She is a member of Honors Carolina Student Board and UNC Student Government. Through the Buckley Public Service Scholars Program, she has been intensely devoting herself in community service. Inspired by her volunteer experience with refugees, she is currently writing an honors thesis on adolescent refugees’ education and has presented at academic conferences.


Joshua Green– bio coming soon


Brianne Marino

Brianne Marino is a Public Policy and Hispanic Linguistics double major from Raleigh, NC. In the Spring 2016 semester, Brianne received induction into the UNC-CH Phi Beta Kappa Society. She has also been awarded the Sterling A. Stoudemire Award for Excellence in Spanish through the UNC Department of Romance Studies. After graduating in May 2016, Brianne will be working in the not-for-profit sector as a 2016-2017 Fellow at the Community Empowerment Fund in Durham, NC, serving as an advocate for the low-income population in our region. In her free time, she enjoys running, hiking, reading, and travel.