Alison Grady (Executive Director) is a senior from Raleigh, North Carolina majoring in Peace, War & Defense with minors in Women’s Studies and Philosophy, Politics & Economics (PPE). Alison spends much of her time working in women’s empowerment – when she’s not working with S4Si, she serves as a peer educator and the Director of the Advisory Board for One Act, a group that trains students in bystander intervention, and as a member of Project Dinah, a group that work to end interpersonal violence and sexual assaults at UNC. She also spent her summer interning with the Feminist Majority Foundation. Alison had the privilege to serve as a member of the 2010 Tanzanian Delegation and is thrilled to increase her involvement this year as the Executive Director! In her spare time, Alison enjoys running, playing piano and cooking vegan meals
Katie Cullen (Director of Operations) is a senior Psychology major from Raleigh, NC. After serving as part of S4Si’s 2011 Delegation, Katie hopes to really bring back all the work S4Si does in Zanzibar to UNC. Over the course of the year she looks forward to connecting S4Si to the rest of UNC’s campus, increasing membership, and creating a larger presence for S4Si on campus. Katie is also passionate about addiction research and hopes to continue on to graduate school for Clinical Psychology.
Anna Bobrow (Co-Director of Outreach) is a sophomore Political Science major from Charlotte, NC. Anna was a member of the 2011 Delegation: This experience was personally rewarding for Anna and has motivated her to continue working hard to support the S4Si scholars. She looks forward to talking to community partners and donors about S4Si’s scholars, the organization’s successes and its vision for the future, as well as advocating for the scholars on the Executive Board. She is proud to be a member of S4Si and to represent the scholars. Beyond S4Si, Anna is a member of the Attorney General’s Staff, UNC Hillel’s Student Board, and Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority.
Hi, my name is Seth Muller (Events Co-Director), a Sophomore and Photojournalism major. My committee fundraises through awesome events that we plan like the Auction for Education and UNC’s Got Talent. You get a chance to meet and hang out with really cool people and personally raise the money that will send a student to school! S4Si is great because it’s full of really interesting, fun, and different people who all come together for one very important purpose; educating, enriching and empowering students in developing countries. If you want to change the world in a sustainable and effective way, join us!
Noam Soker (Events Co-Director) is a sophomore planning on pursuing a business major from Greensboro, North Carolina. Since the first interest meeting her freshmen year, she has been very involved in Students for Students International. Her love for education and passion to make sure that everyone receives equal educational opportunity drives her to make S4Si strong and successful. She loves traveling, exploring different cultures, cooking and being outside. Besides S4Si, Noam is very involved with the Hillel on campus. She is on the board as the social co-chair and a volunteer for Challah for Hunger. If she is not on campus studying or involved in clubs, you can probably find Noam working with kids by teaching Hebrew. Noam hopes that she will be able to use her position with S4Si to execute events that will raise funds to support and enhance the scholars education and overall life.
Amelia Ahern (Events Co-Director) is a sophomore Psychology major from Durham, NC. She joined the events committee as a freshman and has loved helping to fundraise and raise awareness for the scholars. Amelia is very passionate about education, so when she’s not working with S4Si you can find her tutoring local elementary school students or teaching high-school students about financial responsibility. Amelia also keeps busy with figure skating and Phi Beta Chi sorority.
Krishna Patel (Director of Alumni Relations) is a junior double majoring in Nutrition and Sociology at UNC. As a student in the Gillings School of Public Health and a proud member of S4SI, she believes and supports the notion of proper education as a path to securing a better quality life, community, and world in general. As the director of Alumni Relations, she wishes to maintain a constant relationship with the alumni, promote their participation in S4SI events, and ensure their continued support for our cause. Beyond S4Si, she is involved in HOSA, a national student led organization for future health professionals, Relay For Life, a UNC organization partnered with the American Cancer Society to celebrate, remember, and fight back against cancer, and Sustain Foundation, a local NGO promoting sustainability in the local and global communities. When she has free time, she likes to spend time with family/friends, watch movies, learn about other cultures, cook, and eat ice cream. Upon graduating college, she wishes to work with UNICEF to ensure a better future for children around the world.
Kathleen Janes (Co-Director of Communications) is a junior from Raleigh, North Carolina, majoring in Public Policy and History, with a minor in Biology. She would like to pursue a career in international development. Although this is only her second year of involvement with S4Si, Kathleen is extremely excited about serving as Co-Director of Communications. Deeply valuing the opportunities UNC-Chapel Hill has offered her, she understands the importance of education and wants to help other young women to continue pursuing their studies. When she is not studying or working with S4Si, she enjoys reading, running, traveling, and spending time with her friends.
April Pullium (Co-Director of Communications) is a junior from Garner, North Carolina. She is majoring in English and Political Science with a minor in Hispanic Studies. In addition to working with S4Si, April serves on the editorial board for the UNC Undergraduate Law Journal. She loves writing, editing, reading (especially 19th Century American literature), and playing the piano. April is interested in issues of human rights and international law. She has been involved with S4Si since her first year at Carolina and loves the organization’s mission of promoting education and empowerment.
Liz Willis (Co-Director of Scholarships) is a junior Global Studies and Political Science major with a Hispanic Studies minor from Polk County, NC. I have been a Co-Director of Scholarships since last year and I am so happy to be working with S4Si because I know it has a direct impact on the lives of our scholars. I hope to continue working with S4Si until I graduate and continue working with women’s empowerment and education after UNC.
Kathleen Hayes (Co-Director of Scholarships) is a Business Journalism major from Wilmington, North Carolina. Kathleen served as an S4Si delegate in 2011, and is happy to be keeping in contact with S4Si Mentors and Scholars as the Co-Director of Scholarships. She loves being involved in S4Si, because each Scholar she met this summer inspires her to work harder, give more, and live fully. Additionally, Kathleen is the Assistant Director of Scholar Support for Carolina’s Eve Carson Scholars. In her free time, Kathleen enjoys playing on the UNC Club Tennis Team, helping with retreats for the Newman Catholic Students Center, and writing for the Roosevelt Institutes’s Education Policy Center.
Jasmine Kreig (Director of Grants) is a sophomore, double majoring in Environmental Science and Art History, with a minor in Spanish. This is her second year with S4Si and she is very excited about continuing her work with the organization. Jasmine believes that education enriches lives and empowers individuals which is one of the reasons she believes so strongly in the organization. She is also very concerned with women’s empowerment. In her free time, Jasmine enjoys reading, traveling, and playing the piano. Besides S4Si, Jasmine is also involved with Amnesty International and is a member of Blank Canvas Dance Company. Jasmine hopes to find grants to fund the scholars’ education as well as cover operating costs of events and fundraisers this year.
Kevin Watson (IT Director) is a senior from Charlotte, NC with Classics and Psychology majors. As a three-year member of Students for Students International, Kevin worked with the Events Committee for two years before taking on the role of website manager. Ardent about equal access to education, Kevin also serves as Vice-President for UNC’s chapter of the Golden Key Honor Society. When he gets the opportunity, Kevin enjoys reading, hiking, and travel.