Hometown: Chapel Hill, NC
Graduate Program: Elementary Education
About me: My graduate assistantship is through the College Access Partnerships. Our department plans and hosts campus visits of elementary and middle school students to encourage continuing education beyond high school! On a typically day, you can catch me with the campus visitors or subbing at one of the local elementary schools! I am hoping to return to Chapel Hill to teach in the primary grades (K-2). I love any and all types of dogs and running!
Hometown: Titusville, PA
Graduate Program: MA in Appalachian Studies; MS in Technology
About Me: I love being outdoors whether that's lying on the beach, hiking, kayaking, fishing, bird watching, biking, running or just going for a walk. I am committed to sustainability, volunteering and being actively involved in my community in whatever ways I can. My spirit animal is The Lorax, daisies are my favorite flower and Sundays are the best day of the week.
Hometown: Durham, NC
Graduate Program: Elementary Education
About me: I graduated from Appalachian State University with my Bachelor's degree in elementary education in May 2016. I am passionate about public education and think that elementary students' creativity, knowledge, and ability to engage in critical thinking is often underestimated. In my free time, I enjoy baking, reading nonfiction books, playing board games or watching The Office with my husband, and spending time with my six hermit crabs.
Hometown: Fairfax, VA
Graduate Program: Industrial-Organizational Psychology and Human Resource Management
About Me: I love traveling and experiencing new culture, binge-watching TV/movies, and sports. I have many interests in Human Resources, but if I had to pick my favorites, they would be Talent Management and Development, specifically leadership and women in leadership.
Savannah Paige Murray
Hometown: Candler, NC
Graduate Program: MA in Appalachian Studies
About Me: My research includes grassroots opposition to dams, Appalachian literature, and the first school of forestry in America, the Biltmore Forest School. I love reading fiction, watching documentary films, and kayaking!
Hometown: Santa Monica, CA
Graduate Program: MBA & MA in Industrial/Organizational Psychology & Human Resource Management (IOHRM)
About Me: Although I grew up in LA and spent four years working in Phoenix, I love the outdoors--skiing/snowboarding, camping, fly fishing, etc.--and Boone has some amazing outdoor opportunities, so I'm trying to get as much of that in as I can.
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Graduate Program: Master of Social Work program; did undergrad at University of Georgia and got Bachelor of Arts in Geography and Sociology
About Me: About me: I'm a second year Social Work student and will be graduating this upcoming May. I am an avid baker and I love to hike and camp off the Blue Ridge Parkway. I am currently a Graduate Research Assistant in the Social Work department and am working on a study about reproductive autonomy and intimate partner violence.
Hometown: Greensboro, NC
Graduate Program: Industrial-Organizational Psychology/Human Resources Management
About Me: I love working out, running (I'll run half-marathons for fun!), binge-watching TV, and my two cats, Tilly and Boomer. While I LOVE everything Human Resources-related, I'm passionate about Performance Management, Recruitment, and Leadership Development.
Hometown: Raleigh, NC
Graduate Program: Clinical Mental Health Counseling
About Me: I enjoy spending time with my loved ones including my family, fiance, and friends from church. When it's warm I like to be outside to hike, hammock, and play sports for fun. I love playing games such as pool, cards, charades, cornhole and scrabble. In my downtime (if there is such a thing!) I enjoy art making, playing music and reading a good book. I am very passionate about following God's will and allowing Him to be present and active through my life.