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Tina Adegboyega (’23) is currently interning at One Step Further — she plans to move out of state after her internship.

Matthew Armistead (’23) is currently traveling and looking for a job.

Tiffany Atkins (’03) completed UNCG’s Certificate in Nonprofit Management and Leadership in 2006 and graduated from Elon Law in 2011. She currently is a Legal Method & Communication Fellow at Elon University Law School.

Jamie Freeze Baird (2009) was sworn in on January 5, 2022, as a Town Council member in Liberty Lake, Washington.  Liberty Lake is in Spokane County.

Preston Blakely (’17), a UNC Greensboro alumnus of Political Science and African American and African Diaspora Studies (AADS), was elected mayor of Fletcher, NC on November 2, 2021. Read More

Kevin Bunga (’23) entered into the Transatlantic Master’s program at UNC in the Fall of 2023.

Harrison Bye (’23) is waiting to hear back from several government agencies.

Rachel Capen (’23) and her husband now own a political and public affairs consulting group.

Deanna Caperton (’18) is currently attending the Masters in Management Program at Wake Forest University for a year.  Her goal is to pursue a career in consulting upon graduation.

Morgan Cloutier (’23) plans to teach English in Japan in 2024-25.

Micheal A. Cooper (Anthony) (’15) is in law school at Florida Coastal School of Law in Jacksonville. 

Michael Cramer (’95, MPA ’97) has served as the town manager of Carolina Beach, NC since October 2013. Prior to this position, he was the city manager for two years in Menominee, Michigan. He got his start in public administration as an intern for the City of Greensboro, where he went on to work in the Departments of Water Resources and Transportation.

Justin Cundall (’23) is serving as the Guilford County Democratic Party’s first vice chair; helping organize the 2023 municipal elections in High Point and Guilford counties. He is also working for the Mebane City Councilman Sean Ewing on his re-election bid. He later plan to join the NC Democratic Coordinated Campaign in Guilford County. Long term, he plans to continue to work advancing the Democratic Party causes across the state/country.

Accacia Dickerson (’18) graduated Summer 2019 from UNCG with her Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Nonprofit Management.  

Neal Dixon (’88) is the director of the Office of the Tax Collector for Mecklenburg County where he has worked for over 10 years. Neal is also active in the North Carolina Tax Collection Association as an officer and works on legislative issues through the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners. He currently lives in Huntersville, NC.

Grant Duffield (’94) is with the Charlottesville Redevelopment & Housing Authority in Charlottesville, Virginia. 

Kiya Edwards (’18)  works for the North Carolina Business Committee for Education. This is a nonprofit organization housed in the Governor’s office that connects businesses/employers to students/job seekers. Their goal is to improve work readiness across the state. She also is enrolled in the MPA program at North Carolina Central University.

Kaylee Faw (’20) is currently a 3L at Elon University School of Law. She has completed a residency-in-practice and summer internship at the North Carolina Court of Appeals and was a research assistant for NC Pattern Jury Instruction Committee and has finished several research projects during her time as a student.

Christine Franklin (’78) is a senior lecturer and a Lothar Tresp Honoratus professor in the Statistics Department at the University of Georgia. Her recently published work is entitled, “Preparing Students and Teachers to Navigate the Data Stream.”

Faith Gray (’23) is currently a Lead for North Carolina Fellow.

Benjamin Pulgar-Guzman (’20) has been accepted into the PhD program in Sociology at North Carolina State University.

April Hutchinson Harris (’99, MPA ’01) now works as an independent contractor in community & economic development projects in Greensboro. Her business is New City Ventures.

Steven Harrison (’11, MPA ’13) is an economic development specialist for the City of Winston-Salem, NC. He formerly served as a research associate for Downtown Greensboro, Inc.

James Hauser (’08) received his MA in Latin American Studies from Georgetown University in 2012. He is currently a Legislative Assistant for Congresswoman Gloria Negrete McLeod.

Tyler Holden (’23) works for AmeriCorps Lead for North Carolina Fellow through the UNC School of Government, with North Wilkesboro as his host site.

Jo’ann Holder (’18, MPA ’20) graduated from UNCG’s MPA program Spring 2020 and is currently enrolled in North Carolina State University’s PhD program in Public Administration.

Choon Hong (’16) has been hired as Research and Administrative Assistant for the Security Council Team at the Republic of Korea’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations.

Denise Horn (’93) is an assistant professor of Political Science and International Relations at Simmons College, in Boston, MA. She is the author of Democratic Governance and Social Entrepreneurship: Civic Participation and the Future of Democracy (Routledge 2013) and Women, Civil Society and the Geopolitics of Democratization (Routledge 2010).

Micah Huggins (’02) graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill Law School in 2006, and is currently CEO/Attorney at Law of Huggins Law Firm since 2015. 

Katie Hughes (’06) is currently working with the Indiana Department of Health on several data and governance initiatives. 

Tiffany Ebron Hunter (’93) completed her Ph.D. in Higher Education Leadership in 2007 and is now the Dean of Education at Florida State College at Jacksonville.

Sheneica Hunter (’14) currently is the Director of Color is Power in Raleigh, N.C. 

Jeff Hux has passed the North Carolina Bar exam and is currently working as an associate with Faver and Skidmiore, LLP in Reidsville!

Daryn Iwicki (’07) has been active in various roles in the Republican Party.  Currently, he serves  as Senior Trainer & Curriculum Specialist – Grassroots Leadership Academy at Americans For Prosperity. 

Megan Jackson (’15) works as a Litigation Paralegal for Copeley Johnson & Groninger PLLC in Charlotte, NC.

Christina Jenkins (’23) moved to Charlotte after getting married and plans to apply for law schools beginning in the Fall of 2024. She plans to job search after law school applications are done and is looking into part time ministry work in Charlotte.

David Kelly (’08) is an Administrative/Program Associate for the Land, Water & Wildlife program at North Carolina’s Environmental Defense Fund. He has recently completed the NC State MPA program in Raleigh.

Rachel Hawley Kelly (’07, MPA ’09) was voted as one of the Triad Business Journal’s 40 under 40!  Rachel is the Director of Public Policy for the City of Burlington. 

Jeff Kerrigan (’98) is a Financial Advisor in Greensboro. Prior to his current position he served as an account Vice President for eight years at UBS Financial Services.  Following his UNCG graduation, he obtained an MPA degree concentrating in Community Development from University of Delaware.  Jeff worked for nine years as a consultant for housing and community development projects and later served as the Executive Director of Housing Greensboro, Inc. (now Community Housing Solutions), before making a career change into finances and investment management.

Christian Keville (’14) is Caging Assistant at The Leadership Institute in DC Metro Area. 

Michael Kilgore (’05 ) completed his law degree at Liberty University Law School. Between 2009 and 2011, Michael worked for the Department of Justice in Washington, DC in the Tax Division, Western Criminal Enforcement Section. Currently, he is Assistant Professor of Paralegal Studies at Liberty University.

Samantha (Sam) Knights (’13) is in the U.S. Air Force and currently stationed at the Horn of Africa.  Their mission is to support partner forces against extremist groups in the area.

Sumei Kom (’23) is the water resource representative at the City of Greensboro Water Resources.

Lauren LaVigne (’21) works for the City of Raleigh Parks Department. 

David Lambert (’11) is the Town Manager of the Town of Robbins, NC. David graduated from Elon Law School in 2014. 

Shaune’ Langston (’99) graduated from Northwestern University Law School. She works in Northern Virginia as a real estate/corporate attorney at Washington, DC’s largest firm, Hogan & Hartson LLP. She resides there with her three sons and husband of 12 years and is the owner of The Langston Law Firm, PLLC.

Alan Lepore (’11) is Scheduler for the Office of Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi for the State of Illinois.

Catherine Lerma (’23) left in July to Uganda to be a childhood literacy education volunteer in the Peace Corps and will serve there for two years.

Emily Lovette Cirillo (’16) will begin NCCU Law School fall 2017.

Steven Mandurano (’04) is currently the Director of Marketing at The National Society of Collegiate Scholars in the Washington, DC Metro.

Harrison McClain-Rubin (’18) has moved to New York City for an AmeriCorps position as a data analyst for a non-profit.   

Shinika McKiever (’05) is the Director of Foundation Relations at UNC Greensboro.

Cameron McKinney (’18) interned with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC) during the summer of 2018.  He currently is enrolled in the Master of Science in Business Analytics program at Wake Forest and will be graduating in May 2019. He plans to enter management consulting after graduation with PWC.

Ian McCrea (’23) plans to eventually go to Law School.

Prescillia Messa (’18)  works for Pillsbury, Winthrop, Shaw, Pittman, LLP in Washington, DC, as a French speaking legal assistant, working on international arbitration and mainly working with our French speaking clients. 

 Dalton Meyer (18) currently works for Apple as an Operations Specialist.  He plans to go to law school in the future.   

Jamie Moore (’17)  is now the “Business Management Coordinator at Ara Poutama Aotearoa Department of Corrections” in Wellington, New Zealand

Sidney Minter (’04) currently is a Labor & Employment Attorney at Fisher & Phillips in Charlotte, N.C.

Reatter Neal (’18) is attending law school at North Carolina Central University.  

Bruce Oakley (’97, MPA ’02) is the new Town Manager of Southport.  He was formerly the Town Manager of Oak Ridge, NC.

Faith Orr (’23) is working as a client support specialist for Brightly Software supporting their SmartGov product. She plans to take the LSAT at the end of the year and start law school next year.

Justin N. Outling (’05) was appointed and then elected to the Greensboro City Council in 2015. After graduating from Duke Law School in May ’08, he worked for a federal district court judge and then moved to New York City where he practiced corporate law. After relocating with his wife and two children to Greensboro, Justin took a position with Brooks Pierce in Greensboro as an associate practicing in business litigation and arbitration.

Kayla Pope (’18) is currently a legal aid and assistant to an attorney in Greensboro. 
Abigail Pritcher (’23) is working with AmeriCorps VISTA at Wake Forest University helping their on-campus nonprofit organization called Campus Kitchen build capacity through volunteer recruitment and grant writing.

Ryan Radford (’07) currently serves as Counsel to Commissioner Joe Mohorovic at the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. He graduated from Wake Forest Law School in 2014 and passed the North Carolina bar exam before relocating to the DC area.

Jacqueline Ramirez Villalobos (’23) is continuing her work with SiembraNC.

Victoria Rasberry (’18) is currently serving as a 2018 Teach For America Corps Member in the Eastern North Carolina Region. She teaches English at Kinston High School. She plans to serve for two years, then pursue a law school degree in hopes of becoming a Family Lawyer.

Amarre Reid (’23) is working at UNC as a research assistant in a psychology study. Plans to get their PHD in the future in PSC or PSY.

Flake Redmond (’18)  is currently working on getting a commission in the US Navy as a Pilot. His goals are to graduate with a Masters in International Security or National Security policy.  

Albaro Reyes-Martinez (’23) is a Lead for NC fellow — serving in the financial department in Kannapolis.

Ben Riesser (’11, MPA ’13) is currently in Greenville, SC.  He is a Data Analyst for the Americal Medical Association.

Doni Russell (’02) has two businesses and works at the University of D.C. directing Student Outreach and Leadership Development.  

Jimmy Saccardo (’11) is currently in the Marines and is in the Prosecutor’s Office in South Carolina.  

Marion Siegle (’17) has moved to London, UK to pursue a MSc in Economics at Queen Mary University of London.

Jarred Simpson (’23) is interning with a local law firm focusing on real estate law and defense. He is preparing to take the LSAT to pursue law school.

Andrea Schronce Sinclair (’11) is an Associate Attorney with the law firm, Sherrard Roe Voigt & Harbison, PLC, in Nashville, Tennessee. She graduated from Vanderbilt University Law School in 2014.

Paul Smoogen (’23) is an intern in Carrboro focusing on climate issues.

Lashonda Sousa (’23) is a lead for NC fellow conducting research to support local governments throughout NC via UNC school of Government.

Nicholas Adam Spivey (’04, MPA ’09) is a Partner with the law firm Rossabi, Rearden, Klein, Spivey, PLLC in Greensboro.

Abigail Greeson Steelhammer (’91) previously worked as an Assistant Nurse Manager for the Medical-Surgical and Intensive Care Units for Presbyterian Hospital in Huntersville. In addition, she received her MHA/MBA from Pfeiffer University. She currently works as the Manager for Clinical Documentation Improvement at Novant Health since 2008.

Taylor Strassburg Hutchins (’18, MPA ’21) graduated from UNCG’s MPA program Spring 2021. She is the Director of Business Recruitment for the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce.  She was previously with Forsyth County’s Community and Economic Development department.

Carlee Ann Taber (’17) recently graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Law. She is awaiting the results of her bar exam and will start work at a firm, Walker Allen, in Mount Pleasant, SC, on Sept 1 practicing insurance defense.

Jocelyn Torres (’23) is applying for jobs and plans to attend graduate school next year.

Jazmin Vaca (’23) is at the NCGA working as a Legislative Assistant for a Senator and plans to start law school in the fall of 2024.

Adrian Waldon (’23) is looking for work as a paralegal/legal assistant to gain work experience prior to applying for law school .

Melissa Westmoreland (’06) received her law degree from Elon University School of Law in 2012. Melissa is currently working as an Associate Attorney at Brock & Scott, PLLC in Winston Salem, NC.

Devonte Wilson (’16) was elected to serve as the 75th State President of Young Democrats of North Carolina.  

Joseph Winberry (’13) relocated to Knoxville, TN after graduation. He currently works as Elderly Abuse Community Outreach Program Manager at Knoxville-Knox County Community Action Committee Office on Aging.  He is working on his Master of Library and Information Science at The University of Tennessee.

Andrew Winternitz (’99) is the Senior Country Director for Japan in the Office of the Secretary of Defense.

Doug Yorke (’98) is the Assistant Director of the IT Service Desk at Wake Forest University.