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

Facilities Compliance Manager, NC Dept. of Health and Human Services

Dai Tworek

Elizabeth Lo

IT Director, Bedford County

Elizabeth Lo

Meredith Marlier

Special Education Teacher, Kansas Public Schools

Meredith Marlier

Luis “Felipe” Martinez

Supervisory Economist, Bureau of Economic Analysis

Luis “Felipe” Martinez

Jacob Watson

Firefighter, City of Winston-Salem

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

Media Relations, Hyattsville Police Dept and Founder of A Beautiful Mind Foundation

Adrienne Augustus

Lorrie Fair Allen

Program Director, Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project

Lorrie Fair Allen

Emily Hall Bausch

Crisis Communications, Appalachian State University

Emily Hall Bausch

Megan Garrett

Asst. Director for Development and Stewardship, UNC School of Education

Megan Garrett

Tracy Miles

Deputy Director, Center for Public Leadership and Governance

Tracy Miles

Joseph Pierce

Town Manager, Burgaw, NC

Joseph Pierce

Gary Rosche

Deputy Tax Collector, Durham County Tax Administration

Gary Rosche

John Mark Wilson

Operations Officer, US Army

John Mark Wilson

Jeremy Schmidt

Logistics Officer, US Marine Corps

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.