Current Career Peers

Jessica Maldonado

Hey all, my name is Jessica Maldonado, and I am beyond thrilled to serve as Director for this year! I am a junior double majoring in Psychology and Hispanic Linguistics and am considering an Italian minor as well. I plan on pursuing a career in Higher Education, and my experience in the Career Peer program has been a huge factor in that decision. This is now my third year with the program, and I am looking forward to collaborating with the leadership team and the peers to continue to grow the program and show students how UCS can be an incredible resource for them!


Kaitlin Williams

Name: Kaitlin Williams Hometown: Alpharetta, GA Major: Business Administration I am the Programs Manager for the Career Peers and look forward to helping bridge the gap between UNC students and great employers and careers. As Programs Manager, I internally manage the activities of the group to help us expose Carolina students to the wide range of career opportunities available to them during and after college. I interned this summer in investment banking and hope to continue in the industry after graduation.

Lindsay Johnson

Hey, I’m Lindsay Johnson! I am a senior Business Administration major from Charlotte, NC. I look forward to helping fellow students prepare for and find career opportunities, which is a journey that we can all relate to.

Linet Menachery

Hi, my name is Linet Menachery, I’m a senior Public Policy major from Charlotte, NC. This will be my third year in the Career Peers program. This year I will serve as the head of the Events Planning committee. I am looking forward to putting together fun and engaging events to help students become aware of all the wonderful resources University Career Services has to offer!


Suzanne Jasmine

I'm Suzanne, and I'm a senior from Concord, NC. My major is Psychology and I have minors in Spanish and Social & Economic Justice. I am excited to be heading a new Career Peer committee on Para-Professional Counseling, which will focus on the counseling outreach that the peers do. Counseling has always been my favorite part of being a Career Peer, and I hope that our committee will work with resume critiquing, mock interviews, and much more this year. I'm excited to reach out to our fellow students on campus!


Laura Shintay

My name is Laura Shintay, and I am a junior Business Administration major from Charlotte, NC. This year I will be the Member at Large for Career Peers. I loved working with UCS last year and am looking forward to being on the leadership side of the program. I can't wait to see what fun events the Peers plan to do - we had a great time putting on a carnival and giving away hot chocolate last year, all while promoting UCS to UNC students!


Anastazja Harris

Hello, my name is Ana Harris and I am from Goldsboro, NC. Currently, I am pursuing a Psychology major with a Chemistry minor. I am so excited about working with University Career Services as a 2013-14 Career Peer. I can't wait to help students learn more about themselves and help them in their journey to discover what they want to do for the rest of their lives.


Camille Cooper

Hey everyone! My name is Camille Cooper and I'm a junior from Charlotte, NC. I'm currently double majoring in Business Administration and French. As a Career Peer, I am especially looking forward to working with underclassmen to help them discover their passions and accomplish their career goals. I wouldn't be where I am today without UCS and I want to give back by helping as many students as possible!

Eliza Salkeld

Hello all! My name is Eliza Salkeld and I’m from Raleigh, NC. I am a junior working towards a double major in Public Policy and Management & Society. I have successfully utilized UCS for the past two years, but this will be my first year as a Career Peer, and I am very excited! In the coming year I hope to help the Carolina student population gain access and awareness of UCS’s resources and opportunities. I’m looking forward to doing this through both the conventional and trusty pit posters, and creative community activities. I am looking forward to meeting and working with counselors, staff members, on-site interviewers, and all of you.

Ellen Lesser

My name is Ellen Lesser and I am a rising junior from Atlanta, GA. I am majoring in business administration and minoring in Spanish for the Professions and English. While I am so excited to be studying abroad in Madrid this fall, I cannot wait to work with Career Peers again when I return in the spring! There are so many great resources and people at UCS, and thinking of new ways to spread the word and share this information with students on campus is one of the best parts of being in the program.


Erica Gurganus

My name is Erica Gurganus, and I am a rising sophomore. I’m from Jacksonville, North Carolina. I am majoring in Journalism, with a concentration in public relations. I am really excited to be a part of 2013-2014 Career Peers! I am excited to help students find new possible career paths, and help students succeed in preparing for their careers while using the wonderful UCS resources.

Esther Urios

My name is Esther Urios, and I am from Madrid, Spain. I am a junior, currently a Political Science & Economics major but applying to the Business School this fall. As a Career Peer, I am looking forward to bringing UCS closer to the student body. I would like for students to be more aware of the great resources that are available at Carolina to further our careers. I am eager to work with everyone in the team and I enjoy helping other achieve their goals.

Graham Lombardi

Hey everyone! My name is Graham Lombardi, and I’m a Junior. I am a Business Administration and Information Science double major from Concord, NC. I have been using UCS for the past two years, and I am excited to begin as a career peer for the 2013-2014 year. As a career peer, I look forward to helping my fellow Tar Heels achieve their goals using the many resources that UCS offers.

Hayley Dane

Hayley Dane Hometown: Mooresville NC Major: Management and Society I am excited to match current students with future employers.

Justin Stidham

My name is Justin Stidham and I am a sophomore from Braintree, Massachusetts, just south of Boston. I am a double major in Political Science and Dramatic Art, with a minor in Spanish for the Professions. This year, I am excited to get started as a Career Peer and start helping students learn about and access all the tremendous resources available to us during our time at Carolina and beyond!

Katherine Hill

My name is Katherine Hill, and I am a junior from Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. I am a business administration major with a concentration in marketing and a public relations minor. I am excited to join the Career Peers team because I love helping others accomplish their goals and am looking forward to working with and getting to know other Career Peers throughout the year.

Katie Kinniburgh

My name is Katie Kinniburgh and I'm a junior from Matthews, NC. I am a Psychology and Communication Studies double major, and I'm hoping that I'll be able to minor in History as well. I am so excited to be a Career Peer for the 2013-2014 school year. I plan on becoming a Career Counselor or Academic Advisor in the future, so I'm looking forward to working in the UCS office and interacting with the counselors and other Career Peers. I'm also looking forward to providing other students with valuable skills and information that will prepare them for the future and help them achieve their career goals.

Lauren Hacker

My name is Lauren Hacker and I am from Tempe, AZ. I am a rising junior majoring in Exercise and Sport Science. As a Career Peer I hope to help educate other students about all of the amazing resources that UCS has to offer!

Lily Broming

Hi everyone! My name is Lily Broming, and I am a rising junior at UNC from Orlando, Florida. I am majoring in Economics with minors in Music and Social & Economic Justice. I am thrilled about being a part of Career Peers this upcoming year, and I think I am most excited about getting to know everyone and seeing what such a diverse group of people can accomplish for University Career Services. I hope to contribute towards great ideas for reaching out to the incoming Class of 2017, and I am also looking forward to seeing what I can learn from the other Career Peers and UCS staff.

Maegan Becker

My name is Maegan Becker and I am a junior from Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Currently, I am double majoring in Business Administration and Public Policy. This year will be my first year as a Career Peer and I am very excited! I am looking forward to linking fellow students to all the helpful programs and assistance that Career Services offers!

Maitri Punjabi

My name is Maitri Punjabi, a sophomore Mathematical Decision Science major from Charlotte, NC! I'm thrilled to be a Career Peer this year, and I cannot wait to learn and pass on the tips and tricks of the professional world to my peers at Carolina! I'm also excited about meeting students and faculty from different walks of life and hearing their career success stories. Having one of the most diverse student populations in the country, Carolina has many success stories that can inspire current and future students to achieve their career goals.

Manhas Narra

My name is Manhas Narra, and I'm a junior from Ashburn, Virginia (the DC area). I am double majoring in Economics and Computer Science as I look to enter the world of bleeding edge technology. This year, I'm excited to work with the other Career Peers to help fellow Tar Heels leverage the fantastic resources that University Career Services offers. I can't wait to meet great students, counselors, and employers and learn from them!

Marissa Bane

My name is Marissa Bane and I'm from Raleigh, NC. I am a sophomore and am double majoring in public health and journalism. As a Career Peer, I am specifically looking forward to working with underclassmen and helping them understand all the incredible resources Career Services has to offer!

Melissa Fluke

Hi! My name is Melissa Fluke, and I’m a Junior double majoring in Hispanic Linguistics and Global Studies from Raleigh, NC. I am really looking forward to working with the dynamic group of Career Peers and helping our fellow Tar Heels grow and work towards their career goals. We have a lot of new ideas in mind, and I hope everyone can feel more confident about their future after working with us and Career Services.


Melody Ip

Hi everyone! My name is Melody Ip. I'm a rising senior, majoring in Communications, and I'm from Clemmons, NC (which is by Winston-Salem for those of you that don't know where it is). I'm really excited to be part of the 2013-2014 Career Peers team and look forward to working with students and fellow Career Peers alike.

Nicole Rogers

Hi, my name is Nicole Rogers and I am part of the class of 2015! I’m from Colorado Springs, CO and I am a psychology/ management & society double major, with a minor in Spanish for the professions. Career Services has always been a very valuable resource for me and I am so excited to be a career peer for the 2013-2014 school year. As a career peer, I hope to share my experiences and show fellow Tarheels all the wonderful services UCS has to offer!

Ryan Kelley

My name is Ryan Kelley and I am a sophomore from Winston-Salem. I’m currently on track to graduate with a degree in Business Administration with a minor in Spanish. Over the next year, I’m looking forward to helping people make better resumes, get involved outside of the classroom and be ready for that big job interview.

Sophie Kim

Hi, I am Sophie Kim from Seoul, South Korea. I am an international student and it's my 7th year studying in NC, United States. I am rising Junior and currently double majoring in MDS and Mathematics. I am very excited to work with UCS team as a Career Peer this year. Starting from this fall, I hope to provide the best career-related information to UNC students who try to find the job or internship :).

Taylor Evans

Hey ya’ll! My name is Taylor Evans and I am a sophomore, Class of 2016, from Houston, Texas. I am a Public Relations and Political Science double major and I am considering a minor in either Social and Economic Justice or Spanish for the Professions. I am really excited to be a part of Career Peers this year because of how much UCS helped me my freshman year. I want to make UCS more approachable for all first years, and I am excited to teach others all the resources that have been so beneficial to me!

Virginia Davis

My name is Virginia Davis and I'm a Sophomore Psychology Major and Hispanic Studies Minor from Asheville, North Carolina. I cannot wait to return as a Career Peer for the 2013-14 school year! I am most excited about working with the new peers to continue to educate students about the incredible resources offered through UCS.