The staff of the Center for Global Initiatives manage programs, funding and events to expand global opportunities at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Below, you can explore our staff by filtering to a particular area or group. Or, visit our contact page for general information, including mailing address and phone number.

Robert Anderson


Languages Across the Curriculum

Develops and manages LAC program

Brandy Arellano

Program Manager

Center for Global Initiatives

Opens access to global opportunities through a variety of funding opportunities and programs

Eric Bontempo

James Peacock REACH Fellow

Center for Global Initiatives

Conducts revision of Embark resources and supports academic year planning

Liz Bucrek

Program Manager

Carolina Navigators

Manages the K-12 outreach program

Susan Carroll

Managing Director

Duke-UNC Rotary Peace Center

Manages the joint Duke-UNC Rotary Peace Center

Amy Cole

Program Assistant

Duke-UNC Rotary Peace Center

Supports the Rotary Center and fellows, plans annual conference

Emily Connelly

Office & Events Coordinator

Center for Global Initiatives

Primary planner for the center's events.

Katie Costanza

Research, Communication & Program Manager

Center for Global Initiatives

Manages communications, data and systems at the Center

Iyman Gaspard

Program Manager

Center for Global Initiatives

Manages federal funding and grant submissions, including Fulbright and FLAS

Hannah Gill


Latino Migration Project

Leads the Latino Migration Project and teaches global service-learning course

Narvis Green


UNC Global Unified Business Cluster

Manages finance and human resources

Ricky Hurtado

Executive Director

N.C. Sli

Leads N.C. Sli

Yelena Mirzoyan

Accounts Manager

UNC Global Unified Business Cluster

Provides human resources and finance support

Niklaus Steiner


Center for Global Initiatives

Leads the Center

Shai Tamari

Director, Conflict Management Initiative

Conflict Management Initiative

Leads the Conflict Management Initiative

Galina Zilberter


UNC Global Unified Business Cluster

Travel accounting and student awards