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Five Questions with Rachel Makson

Rachel Makson leads a double life. Name: Rachel Makson Position: Assistant campaign director, Advancement Time at the Gillings School: Almost three years – and I’ve held four job titles so far!   What I do at UNC Gillings (and why I love it): I’m the School’s liaison with UNC Central Development. I manage all things… Read more »

Five Questions with Daijah Street Davis

Daijah Street Davis found adventure in North Carolina. Name: Daijah Street Davis Position: Graduate student, Department of Maternal and Child Health Time at UNC Gillings: One year   What I do at the Gillings School (and why I love it): I’m getting a Master of Public Health degree so I can help make the lives… Read more »

Five Questions with Matt Cain

Matt Cain is a good listener. Name: Matt Cain Position: Director of development, Advancement Time at the Gillings School: One year and three months   What I do at UNC Gillings (and why I love it): I’m a fundraiser. It’s funny – so many people have misconceptions about what my job involves. I often hear,… Read more »

Five Questions with Karar Zunaid Ahsan

Karar Zunaid Ahsan is hungry for more than low-hanging fruit. Name: Karar Zunaid Ahsan Position: Doctoral student, Department of Maternal and Child Health (with a public policy minor) Time at UNC: I have worked with the Carolina Population Center since 2012, but I became a UNC Gillings student in 2016.   What I do at… Read more »

Five Questions with John Wallace

What makes John Wallace happy? Data and the outdoors. Name:  John Wallace Position: Analytic research associate, North Carolina Institute for Public Health (NCIPH) Time with the Gillings School: About fourteen years – my first job out of undergrad was with the North Carolina Center for Public Health Preparedness, a research center within NCIPH. I’ve been… Read more »

Five Questions with Jennie Saia

Jennie Saia has several ‘past lives.’ Name: Jennie Saia Position: Public communications specialist, UNC Gillings Communications Team Time at the Gillings School: 2.5 years   What I do at UNC Gillings (and why I love it): I have a job that makes other people say, “Your work just seems like fun!” There’s a little more… Read more »

Five Questions with Angie Korchnak

Angie Korchnak likes being part of a team, whether she’s in the office or making a quilt. Name: Angela (Angie) Korchnak Position: Stewardship and donor relations manager, Advancement Office Time at the Gillings School: One year   What I do at UNC Gillings (and why I love it): I take in donations, credit them to… Read more »

Five Questions with Jane Monaco

Jane Monaco always asks, “What will this mean for students?” Name: Jane Monaco Position: Clinical associate professor and director of undergraduate studies, Department of Biostatistics Time at the Gillings School: I became a student here in 1996 and joined the faculty soon after graduating. I’ve been on the faculty for about 15 years.   What… Read more »

Five Questions with Taylor Elliott

Taylor Elliott brings her winning spirit to the Dean’s Office. Name: Taylor Elliott Position: Administrative support specialist, Dean’s Office Time at the Gillings School: Just over a year   What I do at UNC Gillings (and why I love it): I’m the first face you see when you enter the Dean’s Office. I help people… Read more »

Five Questions with Andrew Herrera

Andrew Herrera believes we should all be doing something to make the world better. Name: Andrew Herrera Position: Graduate student, Public Health Leadership Program Time at UNC Gillings: One year (I will graduate in August.)   What I do at the Gillings School (and why I love it): I’m focused on epidemiology. I’m getting this… Read more »