Student & Alumni Profiles

Meet UNC Online MPA Students

When you earn your MPA online from the UNC School of Government, your classroom includes driven professionals from all over the country—and the world. Some of our students work with local, state, and federal governments. Others effect change in private or nonprofit arenas. They are parents, service members, and athletes.

We believe our students’ diverse backgrounds, strengths, and interests—as well as their shared dedication to the public good—strengthens our Carolina community and enhances your education. Meet some of them in the spotlights below.

Dai Tworek

Facility Compliance Branch Manager

Dai Tworek

Elizabeth Lo

Local Government IT Director

Elizabeth Lo

Meredith Marlier

Special Education Teacher

Meredith Marlier

Luis “Felipe” Martinez

Supervisory Economist Section Chief

Luis “Felipe” Martinez

Jacob Watson

Firefighter

Jacob Watson

Meet UNC Online MPA Alumni

Regardless of how you apply your MPA degree, relationships are core to your development as a leader, colleague, and public servant. A strong network—built on meaningful connections—can help you navigate every phase of your career.

At Carolina, your network never stops growing: Our global alumni community offers helpful programs, events, and engagement opportunities that you can continue to access throughout your career. Get to know some of our incredible alumni in the spotlights below.

MPA@UNC Alumnus Spotlight

Adrienne Augustus

Founder, A Beautiful Mind Foundation

Adrienne Augustus

Lorrie Fair Allen

Program Director

Lorrie Fair Allen

Emily Hall Bausch

Critical-Crisis Communications Specialist

Emily Hall Bausch

Megan Garrett

Events Director

Megan Garrett

Tracy Miles

Deputy Director

Tracy Miles

Joseph Pierce

Town Manager

Joseph Pierce

Gary Rosche

Deputy Tax Collector

Gary Rosche

Mike Silver

Assistant District Attorney

Mike Silver

Justin Stirewalt

Detective

Justin Stirewalt

Brent Thompson

Judge Advocate, US Army

Brent Thompson

John Mark Wilson

Operations Officer, US Army

John Mark Wilson

Kiia Owens

Child Support Specialist

Kiia Owens

Ruth Rivas

Associate Attorney

Ruth Rivas

Jeremy Schmidt

Logistics Officer

Jeremy Schmidt

Build Your Career and Network at Carolina

Learn how UNC’s online MPA program can help you expand your network and forge meaningful relationships with other ambitious professionals.