About Us
We are located on the 3rd floor of the Steele Building.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – Campus Box 3504 – Chapel Hill, NC 27599
Phone # (919) 962-8235
Our Professional Team

Candice Powell

Candice Powell, M.Ed.
Associate Director for Retention

Katie Cartmell, M.A.
Associate Director for Retention


Carmen Huerta-Bapat, Ph.D.
Counselor & Carolina Firsts Program Director

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Carmen Gonzalez, M.A.
Counselor & Lookout Scholars Program Director

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Sarah Stanfield, M.Ed.
Counselor & Coordinator for Academic Interventions

Jessica Lambert Ward, M.S.W.
Counselor & Coordinator for Academic Appeals

Luke Fayard, M.A.
Counselor & Transfer Student Coordinator

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Omar Simpson, Ph.D.
Counselor & Transition Course Coordinator

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Trista Law, M.S.
Counselor & Student Success Specialist


Benton Fairchild
Administrative Support Specialist
Graduate Assistants
Rebekah Daniel – Lookout Scholars Program Graduate Assistant
Undergraduate studies: Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Global Health and Environment & African Studies, Arabic minor
Current graduate studies: Master of Social Work (MSW)/ Master of Public Health (MPH)
Hometown: Raleigh, NC

Schedule a meeting: Monday: 11:30am-3:30pm/ Wednesday: 11:30am-4:30pm/ Thursday: 9:30am-12:00pm

Carolyn Ebeling – MSW Graduate Assistant
Undergraduate studies: Bachelor of Arts (BA) in English and a minor in Women’s and Gender Studies
Current graduate studies: Master of Social Work (MSW)/ Certificate in Substance Abuse and Addictions
Hometown: St. Louis, MO

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Undergraduate Interns

George Washington Lopez

George Washington Lopez
Major: Business
Hometown: Charlotte, NC

Lenore Hango
Major: Health Policy and Management
Hometown: Chapel Hill, NC

Viviana Gonzalez
Major: Psychology with a minor in Spanish
Hometown: Saxapahaw, NC

Ayanna Webster
Major: Exercise Sport Science and Neuroscience
Hometown: Durham, NC

Kayla Carlson
Major: Psychology with a minor in Women and Gender Studies
Hometown: Sanford, NC
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