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Hanna Dingel

January 22, 2024

My name is Hanna (she/her/hers), and I am a first-year PhD student in the Health Behavior Department at the Gillings School of Global Public Health at UNC. I use photovoice, a qualitative research approach, to co-develop research with impacted community … Read more

Maria Teresa Maza

January 17, 2024

My name is Maria Teresa Maza and I am a graduate student in the Developmental Psychology program at UNC Chapel Hill. My research aims to explore how adolescents’ social, emotional, and brain development is impacted by and impacting digital media … Read more

Sayoko Kawabata

January 17, 2024

I am a PhD student and doctoral fellow of the Community Practice Lab (CPL) within the Department of Health Sciences, pursuing a PhD in Occupational Science. In the Community Engagement Team of CPL, I have partnered with Habitat for Humanity … Read more

Cayla Colclasure

January 17, 2024

My name is Cayla Colclasure. I am a historical archaeologist who focuses on community-engaged research in southern Appalachia. I earned my BA in anthropology at the University of Tennessee and my MA in anthropology from the University of Alabama. My … Read more

Danita Mason-Hogans

January 9, 2023

Danita Mason-Hogans, MA is an award-winning civil rights historian, educator, speaker, writer and activist and the newest member of the Advisory Board of UNC’s Graduate Certificate in Participatory Research. Danita is a native of Chapel Hill, NC from seven generations … Read more

Chérie Rivers Ndaliko

February 26, 2022

Chérie Rivers Ndaliko’s work—as writer, teacher, mother, and radical Black ecologist—is rooted in her commitment to interrupting modern colonialism with the transformative power of imagination. Animated by this priority, she pursues multiple interconnected lines of inquiry, one of which is … Read more

Deborah Baron

February 26, 2022

I’m a fourth-year doctoral candidate in the Department of Health Behavior and a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Predoctoral Fellow. I’m an activist scholar and trained public health professional with 20 years’ experience working in the HIV … Read more

Caroline Chandler

February 15, 2022

My name is Caroline Chandler and I am a PhD Candidate in the Department of Maternal and Child Health in the Gillings School of Global Public Health. I entered the Masters of Public Health (MPH) to PhD program in 2016 … Read more

Stephanie Kaczynski

February 15, 2022

I am a Royster Fellow and a Ph.D. student in the Department of Communication at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I began my studies at UNC in fall 2020. I teach and research in the areas of … Read more

Maja Jeranko

February 15, 2022

As an applied anthropologist, I promote the importance of developing partnerships, investing in long-term relationships, addressing community priorities, and building community power. Coming from Slovenia, I have long worked across multiple socio-cultural worlds. I came to UNC in 2017, after … Read more