The following is a description of a project that I worked on recently as a research assistant at UNC-Chapel Hill. For examples of my more traditional creative work, hover over the main “Portfolio” tab and click on either “Photo Samples” or “Written Samples”.


Student Research Ambassador Award

Executed as a Research Assistant

At the Office of Research of the Department of Allied Health Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

In 2016, the DAHS decided to establish a new travel award program to assist graduate students in attending high-visibility conferences to showcase their research and network with other professionals in their respective fields. Unfortunately, they had no idea how to do it. Neither did I, but that’s where a lifetime of resourcefulness and quick-learning kicked in.

Over the course of the next several months, I was critical to the process of building this new award program. I researched examples from other schools, compiled my findings and created possible templates, drafted the language to be used in the award itself, and saw the whole project through the selection of the first round of winners.

For details about the final product, you may view the description on the DAHS website.