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  • Student Profile: Deborah Diekmann

    Student Profile: Deborah Diekmann

    Deborah Diekmann is studying for a Master’s degree in Literature and Cultural Theories at the University of Tübingen, in Germany. She is currently a visiting student in UNC’s Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures Department. She is also part of the Carolina-Duke Graduate Program in German Studies.  1. Tell us a little more about what ...

  • Student Profile: Linyu Yu

    Student Profile: Linyu Yu

    Linyu Yu is a first year PhD student in Learning Sciences and Psychological Studies, within the School of Education. 1. Tell us a little more about what you’re studying at the moment and what your research focuses on. My current research interests include employing the science of learning (e.g. collaboration, self-regulation, and digital information literacy) to ...

  • Student Profile: Jacob Pawlik

    Student Profile: Jacob Pawlik

    Jacob Pawlik is a 4th year PhD candidate in the polymer/materials division of the Chemistry Department. 1. Tell us a little more about what you’re studying and what your research focuses on. My research focus is on new battery technologies, namely fluoride-ion batteries. Most people associate fluoride with the cleansing agent in your toothpaste (sodium fluoride), ...

  • Student Profile: Erin Davenport

    Student Profile: Erin Davenport

    Erin Davenport is a second year student in Sociology. She recently defended her Master’s degree and is moving on to study for the PhD in the same program.  1. Tell us a little more about what you’re studying at the moment and/or what your research focuses on. For my Master’s thesis I used fieldnotes, photography, and most ...

  • Student Profile: Laetitia Meyrueix

    Student Profile: Laetitia Meyrueix

    Laetitia Meyrueix is a fourth year PhD student in the Nutrition department. 1. Tell us a little more about what you’re studying at the moment and/or what your research focuses on. The overall objective of my research is to better understand how maternal health affects fetal health. I am currently focusing on understanding the effects of gestational diabetes ...

  • Student Profile: Amy Wright

    Student Profile: Amy Wright

    Amy Wright is a first year student in the Master of Social Work program. 1. Tell us a little more about what you’re studying and what your research focuses on. My concentration is Direct Practice. This year in my field placement I have facilitated a mindfulness group and a social wellness skills group for people with severe and ...

  • Student Profile: David Abraham

    Student Profile: David Abraham

    David Abraham is a fifth year PhD student in the Chemistry department. 1. Tell us a little more about what you’re studying at the moment and what your research focuses on. As an analytical chemist I’m investigating single-cell signaling in cancer cells by developing cellular preservation strategies and click-chemistry based probes. 2. What are your professional goals after ...

  • Alumni Profile: Martino Rabaioli

    Alumni Profile: Martino Rabaioli

    Martino Rabaioli is a Regional Market Director with Cimco Sales and Marketing, a small agency based in Puyallup, WA. He is a PhD candidate in Italian Studies within the UNC Department of Romance Studies, with an expected graduation date of May 2020. 1. Tell us a little more about the work you are currently engaged in. ...

  • Alumni Profile: Carolyn Beaudot

    Alumni Profile: Carolyn Beaudot

    Carolyn Beaudot is a biostatistician for Chiesi USA, Inc. She completed her BPH and MPH, both in Biostatistics, in 2005 and 2008 respectively, in the UNC Department of Biostatistics in the Gillings School of Global Public Health.  1. Tell us a little more about the work you are currently engaged in. What are your main job responsibilities? My main ...

  • Alumni Profile: Francesca Bernardi

    Alumni Profile: Francesca Bernardi

    Francesca Bernardi is a Dean’s Postdoctoral Scholar in the Department of Mathematics at Florida State University. Her research focuses on modeling filtering systems for municipal wastewater facilities. She received her PhD in Mathematics in 2018 from UNC, in addition to a Graduate Certificate in Women’s and Gender Studies. She joined the leadership of 500 Women ...