Meet the University of North Carolina System

Graduate & Professional Student Leadership

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Neel Swamy
Neel Swamy

President of the Graduate and Professional Student Federation at UNC-Chapel Hill Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD)/Master of Public Health (MPH) in Health Policy candidate

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Kat Furtado (she/her/hers)
Kat Furtado (she/her/hers)

Senior Vice President PhD in Microbiology and Immunology

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Amanda Smythers
Amanda Smythers

Chief of Staff

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Kate Brandt (she/her/hers)
Kate Brandt (she/her/hers)

VP for Advocacy and Government Affairs

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Chad Lloyd (he/him/his)
Chad Lloyd (he/him/his)

VP for Communications Ph.D. candidate in Marine Sciences

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Michelle Thomas
Michelle Thomas

VP for Diversity and Inclusion

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Julia Nevison (she/her/hers)
Julia Nevison (she/her/hers)

VP for Finance Master of Healthcare Administration candidate

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UNC-Chapel Hill Black Graduate and Professional Student Organization
Margarett McBride
Margarett McBride

Co-President of the Black Graduate and Professional Student Association at UNC-Chapel Hill

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Gaby Alvarez
Gaby Alvarez

Co-President of the Black Graduate and Professional Student Association at UNC-Chapel Hill

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Markia Smith
Markia Smith

Secretary Third-year doctoral student in the Pathobiology and Translational Science program

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Ileana Fenwick
Ileana Fenwick

Co-treasurer First-year graduate student in the Marine Science Program

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Aliyah Griffith
Aliyah Griffith

Co-treasurer Aliyah is a second-year Ph.D. student in the marine science department.

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Charity Lackey
Charity Lackey

Co-Service Chair Charity is a third year Ph.D. student in the School of Nursing.

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Moriah James
Moriah James

Co-Service Chair Moriah James is a 2nd-year doctoral student in Anthropology.

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Xavier Bonner
Xavier Bonner

Co-Programming Chair Xavier is a Morehouse College undergraduate and third-year graduate student in the Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics.

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André Martin
André Martin

Co-Programming Chair André Martin is a third year Marketing doctoral student at Kenan-Flagler Business School.

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Metika Ngbokoli
Metika Ngbokoli

Co-Public Relations Chair Metika is a fourth-year graduate student in the Behavioral and Integrative Neuroscience Program.

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Amari Pollard
Amari Pollard

Co-Public Relations Chair Amari is a second-year Roy H. Park Fellow studying Strategic Communication at the Hussman School of Journalism and Media.

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April Highlander
April Highlander

Co-Social Chair April is a fourth-year graduate student in clinical psychology.

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Maku Orleans-Pobee
Maku Orleans-Pobee

Co-Social Chair Maku is a fourth-year graduate student in clinical psychology in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience.

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University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Naglaa Rashwan (she/her)
Naglaa Rashwan (she/her)

President of the Graduate Student Association at UNC Greensboro Master's Student in Public Health Education

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Lexi Hoopman (She/her/hers)
Lexi Hoopman (She/her/hers)

Vice President of the UNC Greensboro Graduate Student Association Environmental Health Sciences PhD Candidate

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Mac Pierson (she/her)
Mac Pierson (she/her)

UNC Greensboro Graduate Student Association Treasurer Kinesiology - Applied Neuromechanics, PhD Candidate

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Bradley Wallace (he/him/his)
Bradley Wallace (he/him/his)

Student Engagement Chair for the Graduate Student Association at UNCG Political Science; Master of Public Affairs

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North Carolina State University 
Lexie Malico (she/her)
Lexie Malico (she/her)

President of NC State's Graduate Student Association Chemistry Department Ph.D. Candidate

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Emily VanZoest (she/her/hers)
Emily VanZoest (she/her/hers)

NC State GSA Vice President for Student Government Relations PhD Student, Education Leadership, Policy, and Human Development at NC State

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Eastern Carolina University
Emma Goldberg (she/her/hers)
Emma Goldberg (she/her/hers)

President of the ECU Graduate and Professional Student Senate Biomedical Sciences - Physiology - PhD Student

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Gianna Venero (she/her/hers)
Gianna Venero (she/her/hers)

Vice President of the ECU Graduate and Professional Student Senate Master of Public Administration, MPA

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Zoe Terwilliger (she/her/hers)
Zoe Terwilliger (she/her/hers)

Chair of Equity and Diversity for the ECU Graduate and Professional Student Senate Biomedical Sciences - Physiology - PhD Student

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Appalachian State University 
Dalton Sizemore
Dalton Sizemore

President of Appalachian State University Graduate Student Association

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North Carolina Central University 
Chaundrea M. Mason
Chaundrea M. Mason

President

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University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Dylan Turner (he/him/his)
Dylan Turner (he/him/his)

President of the UNC Charlotte Graduate and Professional Student Government PhD Student in Geography

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Kristina Duemmler (she/her/hers)
Kristina Duemmler (she/her/hers)

Chief of Staff for UNC Charlotte's Graduate and Professional Student Government Graduate Assistant for UNC Charlotte's English Department. English M.A. Program at UNC Charlotte.

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Dakota W. Goad (he/him/his)
Dakota W. Goad (he/him/his)

Treasurer of UNC Charlotte Graduate and Professional Student Government Ph.D. Candidate, Biological Sciences

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Devon Jenny Choltus (she/her/hers)
Devon Jenny Choltus (she/her/hers)

Secretary of GPSG at UNC Charlotte Masters student of Public Health program studying Epidemiology

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Sri Yeswanth (Yash) Tadimalla (He/Him/His)
Sri Yeswanth (Yash) Tadimalla (He/Him/His)

Chief Technology Officer Ph.D. student in Computing and Information Systems

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Western Carolina University
Dawson Spencer WCU
Dawson Spencer WCU

President of the WCU Graduate Student Association Public Affairs , M.P.A.

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Thomas Hennessey
Thomas Hennessey

Chief of Staff Biology - M.S.

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Jacob Lowman (he/him/his)
Jacob Lowman (he/him/his)

Vice President of Travel and Finance Higher Education Student Affairs, M.Ed.

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Cassidy Pindur (she/her/hers)
Cassidy Pindur (she/her/hers)

Vice President of Student Affairs and Advocacy Higher Education Student Affairs, M.Ed.

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Alicia Stokley (she/her/hers)
Alicia Stokley (she/her/hers)

Vice President Public Relations Innovation Leadership and Entrepreneurship, M.E.

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Kathleen Blackney (she/her/hers)
Kathleen Blackney (she/her/hers)

Vice President of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Public Affairs, M.P.A.

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Megan Hutchinson (she/her/hers)
Megan Hutchinson (she/her/hers)

Biltmore Park Liaison Physical Therapy, D.P.T.

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Fayetteville State University
Lamont Sparrow (he/him)
Lamont Sparrow (he/him)

President of the Doctoral Student Association

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Kelisha B. Graves (she/her/hers)
Kelisha B. Graves (she/her/hers)

E-Board Member – Immediate Past Serving President, 2019-2020 Educational Leadership in Higher Education Department of Educational Leadership and School Administration

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University of North Carolina at Pembroke
Kristine Castelo (she/her/hers)
Kristine Castelo (she/her/hers)

Graduate Student Organization (GSO) President MBA Healthcare Administration

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Meghan Crawford (she/her)
Meghan Crawford (she/her)

GSO Secretary MBA; Healthcare Administration

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University of North Carolina at Wilmington
Racheal Gliniak
Racheal Gliniak

President of Graduate Student Association Masters of School Administration

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Hannah Thompson
Hannah Thompson

Vice President Masters of Social Work

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Samual Taylor
Samual Taylor

Treasurer Masters of Finance and Investment Management

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Sasha McKnight
Sasha McKnight

Secretary Masters of Education in Higher Education

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Michelle Marks-Osborne
Michelle Marks-Osborne

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Chair Master of Arts in Liberal Studies

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