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The Collaboratory student staff, from undergraduate interns to graduate research assistants, is critical to our work. The student staff drafts policy briefs, contributes to legislative reports, conducts policy research, assists with research in labs and develops content to share information about our research projects. During their time at Carolina, some of our students work with us for one semester, while others stay with us for multiple years.

This page is intended to recognize previous students who were part of the Collaboratory staff over the years.

  • Ally Adams, Political Science
  • Janis Arrojado, Environmental Science and Geography
  • Claire Bradley, Environmental Studies and Geography
  • Lauryn Fairley, Anthropology and Biology
  • Karina Goco, Public Policy and Environmental Studies
  • Lucy Gray, Statistics and Analytics
  • Elijah Gullett, Public Policy
  • Sascha Medina, M.A. Environment and Science Communication
  • Taylor Fitzgerald, M.A. Environment and Science Communication
  • Dylan Morgan, Environmental Science
  • Georgia Morgan, Public Policy
  • Mykel Yancey, Biology
  • Zoe Wadge, J.D.
  • Brooke Bauman, Environmental Science
  • Caroline Patterson, Public Policy and Environmental Science
  • Mandy Pitz, Environmental Science
  • Hope Thomson, Master of Public Health, Environmental Health Solutions
  • Cassidy Harding, Environmental Science, MSIS in Environmental Informatics (2021)
  • Elizabeth Kendrick, Environmental Studies and Public Policy
  • Mary Claire McCarthy, Environmental Studies, MA in Environment and Science Communication (2021)
  • Bailey McNeill, Environmental Studies
  • Scarlett VanDyke, Environmental Studies and Italian Language
  • Joseph Womble, Environmental Studies and Public Policy
  • Olivia Petrocella, Environmental Studies
  • Cory Cook, Master of Public Health, Environmental Health Engineering
  • Kasia Grzbyk, PhD, Environmental Sciences and Engineering
Spring 2020 Interns
The 2020 spring semester Collaboratory interns had the opportunity to attend the UNC Clean Tech Summit and learn about the Collaboratory research projects related to aquaculture, energy storage, and flood resiliency. Pictured left to right are: Elizabeth Kendrick, Bailey McNeill, Scarlett VanDyke, Caroline Patterson, and Joseph Womble. (photo credit: Emily Williams)
Fall 2019 Interns
The 2019 fall semester Collaboratory interns had the opportunity to introduce themselves and their work at the UNC Board of Trustees meeting on September 26, 2019. Pictured left to right are: Mary Claire McCarthy, Cassidy Harding, Olivia Petrocella, Bailey McNeill, Joseph Womble, Brooke Bauman, and Cory Cook. (photo credit: Jon Gardiner)
  • Kelly Cuthbertson, Economics
  • Erin Danford, Environmental Science, MS in Environmental Governance (2021)
  • Morgan Johnson, Strategic Communication

Alumni Features

Robert Moore
Welcoming the Collaboratory’s New Project Manager: Robert Moore

August 28, 2023

Retired Master Sergeant Robert Moore is ready to embark on a new chapter with the Collaboratory using his experience and passion to drive change and innovation.

Rose Houck poses for a portrait in front of an orange wall at the NC Collaboratory office in Kenan Labs.
Environmental Research Making a Difference in NC

July 10, 2023

This summer, Rose Houck ’25 is tackling two projects, on water quality and flood resiliency, to help improve the health and safety of North Carolina residents.

Collaboratory executive director Jeffrey Warren stands at a podium in front of a white backdrop with the Collaboratory logo at the office's ribbon cutting ceremony.
Research Program Streamlines Statewide Expertise

July 5, 2023

Executive Director Jeff Warren says the N.C. Collaboratory, the only model of its kind, prioritizes solving issues faced by North Carolinians.