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UNC School of Social Work Ambassadors

The Student Ambassador Program gives prospective students the opportunity to learn more about the School of Social Work and UNC from the experiences of current students.

Feel free to visit the Student Ambassadors' blog for their personal insights.

Full-Time Program:

Carolina Ahumada

Carolina Ahumada
(2nd Year – Full-Time)
 

Millicent Robinson

Millicent Robinson
(2nd year – MSW/MPH dual degree student)

caroa17@live.unc.edu

Concentration: Community Management and Policy Practice

Hometown: Barranquilla, Colombia

Areas of Interest: Community empowerment & poverty alleviation; Design and evaluation of skills development programs; Public policy; International Social Work

Field Placement: Community Empowerment Fund (CEF)

Interesting Fact: Since giving my life to Jesus Christ in 2005, I've experienced unwavering love, peace and joy.

 

millinr2@live.unc.edu

Concentration: Community Management and Policy Practice

Hometown: Winston-Salem, NC

Areas of Interest: Intimate Partner Violence, Maternal and Child Health, Healthcare quality and access for marginalized populations, College access for minority youth, mental health

Field Placement: TBD, Summer 2017

Interesting Fact: I was born on my grandfather's birthday!

 

Zane Shetler Zane Shetler
(2nd Year – Full-Time)
Tara Corbett Tara Corbett
(2nd Year – Full-Time)

zshetler@live.unc.edu

Concentration: Direct Practice

Hometown: North Canton, Ohio

Areas of Interest: Clinical social work, Child and adolescent mental health

Field Placement: UNC School of Medicine, Child and Adolescent Outpatient Clinic

Interesting Fact: I previously taught high school English in NC public schools.
 

tarajc@live.unc.edu

Concentration: Direct Practice

Hometown: Washington Township, New Jersey  

Areas of Interest: trauma work; gender-based violence prevention; animal-assisted therapy; mindfulness.

Field Placement: AHB Center for Behavioral Health and Wellness

Interesting Fact: I'm a cancer survivor!
 

Nicole Michaelson Nicole Michaelson
(2nd Year – Full-Time)
Ayat Soufan Ayat Soufan
(2nd Year – Full-Time)

nadm@live.unc.edu

Concentration: Direct Practice

Hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio

Areas of Interest: Kids with special needs and their families

Field Placement: Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities, LEND Fellow

Interesting Fact: I worked at a Jewish boarding school for three years before coming to UNC.

 

ayat_soufan@med.unc.edu

Concentration: Direct Practice

Hometown: Rocky Mount, NC

Areas of Interest: Integrated healthcare

Field Placement: UNC Family Medicine, Case Management

Interesting Fact: I’ve been to over 50 concerts!

 

Chapel Hill Advanced Standing:

Chase Holleman Chase Holleman
(Advanced Standing)
 Kaleia Martin Kaleia Martin
(Advanced Standing)

cnhollem@live.unc.edu

Concentration: Community Management and Policy Practice

Hometown: Winston-Salem, NC

Areas of Interest: I am interested in substance use and recovery. Specifically, in program development and evaluation, harm reduction, policy practice, and community organization.

Field Placement: Caring Services, Inc.

Interesting Fact: I am a person in long-term recovery and what that means to me is that I have not had to use alcohol or other drugs since May 5 of 2013.

 

kaleiamm@live.unc.edu

Concentration: Community Management and Policy Practice

Hometown: Charlotte, NC

Areas of Interest: Social justice, criminal justice reform, racial equity

Field Placement: Undoing Racism Internship Project within Organizing Against Racism- NC

Interesting Fact: Without Chipotle, the Spurs and Carolina basketball, and friends I don’t know what I would do with my life.

 

Triangle DE Program:

Brenna McColl Brenna McColl
(2nd year – Triangle DE Program)
Brittany Allen Brittany Allen
(Final year - Triangle DE Program)

bmccoll@email.unc.edu

Concentration: Direct Practice

Hometown: Winston-Salem, NC

Areas of Interest: Children and families, school social work, immigration, holistic health and wellness

Field Placement: Student Coalition for Action in Literacy Education with NC LiteracyCorps

Interesting Fact: I am a major outdoor enthusiast and love aerial arts. I’m also proud to be a leftie!

 

btallen@email.unc.edu

Concentration: Direct Practice

Hometown: Erwin, NC

Areas of Interest: Severe and persistent mental illness, children, rural NC, advocacy with minority populations

Field Placement: UNC School of Medicine, Child and Adolescent Outpatient Clinic

Interesting Fact: I am the oldest of four. I started college the same year my youngest sister started kindergarten!

 

Winston-Salem DE Program:

Markela Batts Markela Batts
(2nd year – Winston Salem DE Program)
Debbie_Furr Debbie Furr
(Final Year – Winston Salem DE Program)  

masha14@live.unc.edu

Concentration: Direct Practice

Hometown: Winston-Salem, NC

Areas of Interest: Integrated healthcare, clinical social worker, children and adolescent mental health, and nonprofit management

Field Placement: Memory Counseling Program at Wake Forest Baptist Health

Interesting Fact: I travel and sing with a gospel recording group. I also like to try new foods, dancing, and working out.

 

debfurr@live.unc.edu

Concentration: Direct Practice

Hometown: Walnut Cove, NC

Areas of Interest: Women and children, families, domestic violence, abuse and neglect, advocacy

Field Placement: Wake Forest Baptist Health, CareNet Counseling

Interesting Fact: I worked in the tobacco fields of NC from age 6 to 18. I LOVE the color PINK!

 

Contact Sharon Thomas, Assistant Dean of Admissions, Recruitment & Financial Aid, at sharon_thomas@unc.edu or 919-962-4367, should you have any additional questions or concerns.