Meet A Tar Heel

Learn about the people who make UNC-Chapel Hill the best place to teach, learn and discover.

Recent Profiles

Tracy Raines

Hometown: Grundy, Virginia Undergraduate: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) Unlike many graduate students in the biosciences, Biology student Tracy …

Lewis Lucke

Ambassador Lewis, executive director of Daroke Resources and president of Lewis Lucke LLC, served as U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom …

Sam Odom

Because research ties directly to the problems of everyday life, Sam Odom and his colleagues at the Frank Porter Graham …

Aaron Ernst

As part of his job, Carolina graduate Aaron Ernst canoed for eight hours down the Tuckaseegee River in Western North …

Diva Desai

Diva Desai is a marketing supervisor for McDonald’s Corporation and a member of the USA National Handball Team. She earned …

Saule Omarova

UNC School of Law professor Saule Omarova had a busy year. First she published an article, “The Merchants of Wall …

Sallie Senseney

Carolina graduate Sallie Senseney came to teach biology because of three impressive teachers who shared with her the wonders of …

Rod Brooks

Carolina alumnus Rod Brooks believes that we can end hunger in our lifetime. He’s making headway on the problem as president …

Michael McCasland

UNC alumnus Michael McCasland is the founder and driving force behind a program in Brooklyn, N.Y., that gives children a …