Carolina’s graduate and professional students represent a range of fields and areas of study. As The Graduate School celebrates Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week, learn more about the variety of research, creative, and mission-driven endeavors in which our students engage.
Video messages from Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz and Dean Suzanne Barbour
Department of English and Comparative Literature
- Kylan Rice is a PhD candidate and Arts Everywhere fellow at UNC-Chapel Hill. As the head of the UNC Short Story editorial board, Kylan leads a team of undergraduates to help carry out campaigns like the famous short story dispensers seen across campus.
Department of Art & Art History
- Phuong Nguyen, a first-year MFA student in the Department of Art & Art History, is also Arts Everywhere’s Studio Assistant for Morrison Art Studio.
Center for Galapagos Studies
- Carolina graduate student Khristopher Nicholas studies food environments and how they shape people’s diets and health. His work led him to the Galapagos to study one of the most complex food environments in the world.
- A graduate student at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, Alyssa Grube honed her research skills by spending her summers at the Galapagos Science Center where she studied antibiotic-resistant bacteria in the environment.
College of Arts & Sciences
Department of Communication
- Doctoral student Joey Richards is a stand-up comedian who researches performance studies, teaches in the department of communication in the College of Arts & Sciences, and serves on the Graduate and Professional Student Federation.
Center for Urban and Regional Studies
- Six students from UNC-Chapel Hill were awarded Southeastern Transportation Research, Innovation, Development and Education (STRIDE) Center funding for their city and regional planning capstone projects.
Hussman School of Journalism and Media
- Amari Pollard, Roy H. Park Fellow master’s candidate at UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media, knows lacrosse. She knows content creation in today’s media landscape. And she knows what it’s like to be a Black woman moving through majority white spaces.
Office for Diversity and Inclusion
- Dee Gladney (he/him/his) is the graduate assistant within UODI, assisting with the planning, implementation, and assessment of diversity education initiatives and Student Access and Success (SACS) programs.
School of Education
- After teaching for four years, Alexandra Lewis wanted to deepen her impact on students’ lives. After working as a teacher overseas and in a small school in Durham, Michael Berro was driven to learn how to scale up educational innovations to help more young people.
- Early-career UNC-CH researchers lead study that finds factors that influence states’ adoption of pre-K programs.
UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School
- At the end of his first year as a doctoral student in operations at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School, RJ Niewoehner began a research project investigating how medical providers might most effectively be encouraged to administer more flu shots.
- UNC Kenan-Flagler has a long history of welcoming active military and veterans to its programs. Those still serving can have specific needs that produce challenges and greatness at once.
UNC School of Medicine
Department of Allied Health Sciences
- Emily Wilkins is a second-year Physician Assistant Studies student from Rutherfordton, North Carolina who returned to work in neighboring Hendersonville as a paramedic during the COVID-19 pandemic to serve our state.
Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics