What is your role in the University?
I work as a Finance Research Analyst in the Vice Chancellor’s Office for Finance & Operations. The role is brand new and evolving each week, but I am here to provide analytical support to Vice Chancellor Jonathan Pruitt and Deputy Vice Chancellor Nate Knuffman in the form of data analysis, policy research and project management. As many of you know, I work to tackle big questions.
Is there anything you particularly like to work with the Service Center of Excellence (SCE) on, or wish could be improved upon?
I enjoy working with the SCE on data requests to inform the strategic direction of Finance and Operations. All of the staff are knowledgeable about their areas and well connected to the rest of the University. They’ve been invaluable supports in locating needed information and putting data in its context.
What did you do before you came to the University?
Most recently, I worked as Special Assistant to the President at a small, historically black college in southern Dallas, TX. The role included everything from foundation relations to running a farm to large-scale event coordination and student and consultant management. It was a blast.
What is your favorite part of working here?
The culture. And the people who make the culture. The SCE supports a wonderfully broad array of functions at UNC, and I most appreciate the collaborative and positive culture.
What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
I am a sucker for books, dogs, food and the outdoors. I also battle a wanderlust streak. I enjoy running outside, exploring cities and driving with the windows down and the volume up.
What is something people probably wouldn’t know about you, or another fun item you’d like to share?
In fourth grade at a North Carolina public school, nepotism blocked me from playing the viola and saddled me with a clarinet and an undesirable future of chipmunk cheeks (no offense, bandmasters). Those elementary school politics continue to inform my ruthlessness in chasing dreams and opportunities.