Dr. Bobby Kunstman | Director of Student Life and Leadership
Dr. Bobby Kunstman (he/him/his) has over 17 years of experiences working in non-credit programming, residential life, leadership development, student organization management, volunteer programming, teaching, student governance, diversity programming, and student union administration. Dr. Kunstman currently serves as the Director of Student Life & Leadership. In his current role, he is responsible for leading, advising, supporting and oversight of the following teams in SLL; Student Organization, Leadership Development, Student Activities Office, and Assessment & Employee Development. He graduated from Florida State University with his B.S., North Central College with his Master of Leadership & Ethics, and his doctorate in Higher Education & Student Affairs Leadership from the University of Northern Colorado in 2017. I love and appreciate spaces where I am able to engage in conversations that challenge the status quo and lead towards change. This passion initially grew from my experiences with my own identities and has continued to grow well beyond my identities. If and when there is free time, Bobby enjoys amateur photography, exploring coffee shops, shopping, traveling, facilitating with LeaderShape, and spending time with friends.
Vacant | Associate Director of Student Life and Leadership
Applications for this position will be accepted until May 20th, 2021.
Tammy Lambert | Assistant Director for Student Organizations
Tammy Lambert joined the Carolina Union staff in 1997, serving in various roles until taking on her current position as in 2013. As the Assistant Director for Student Organizations, Tammy leads the Student Organizations team within Student Life & Leadership. Along with her staff, she works to provide student organizations with the services, resources and information necessary to be successful. Tammy received her bachelor’s degree in education from UNC-Chapel Hill and holds a master’s degree in higher education administration from NC State University.
Sarah Levine | Student Activities Program Coordinator
Sarah Levine is our Student Activities Program Coordinator here in the Student Life & Leadership office. A few key areas of her position include advising the Carolina Union Activities Board (CUAB), partnerships for campus wide programs & initiatives, and collaborations for Heritage Month programming. Sarah came to UNC-Chapel Hill from Appalachian State where she received her Master's Degree in College Student Development and prior to that at Florida Gulf Coast University where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, minors in Interdisciplinary Studies & Gender Studies. Sarah loves spending time outside of work playing with her Husky puppy, cooking, and exploring her new hometown with her partner.
Jared Ward | Co-Curricular Learning & Assessment Program
Jared T. Ward was born raised and educated in Boston, Massachusetts, before moving to Athens, Georgia to pursue a Master’s of Education from the University of Georgia – Go Dawgs! His passion for assessment and development lead him to his the role as Co-Curricular Learning & Assessment Program Coordinator in Student Life and Leadership at the Carolina Union. Jared loves to help others tap into their strengths and maximize their potential. Jared uses data-driven storytelling to explore: learning, leadership, & professional development outcomes assessment; accessible, individualized, and equitable education experiences and environments; and the impact of data informed decision-making on college campuses.
Vacant | Leadership Development Program Coordinator (1)
Vacant | Leadership Development Program Coordinator (2)
Lee Roberts | Student Organizations Programs Coordinator
Lee Roberts is our Student Organizations Programs Coordinator here in the Student Life & Leadership office. They get the unique opportunity to work directly with the 800+ student organizations registered on-campus through a variety of ways. A few key areas of this position include overseeing the University registration process for returning and new organizations, leading leadership development opportunities with the student organization members and officers, and supervising a team of undergraduate and graduate students in overseeing the Heel Life website. Lee received both of their degrees from Bowling Green State University, a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and Master of Arts in College Student Personnel. They spend most of their free time riding their bike, spending time with their partner and dog, and attending concerts in the Triangle area.
Vacant | Administrative Support
Danielle Caster | Student Organizations Graduate Coordinator
Danielle Caster is from a suburb of Washington, DC. She attended the University of North Carolina- Charlotte studying Political Science and Public Health. Currently, she is a Master of Public Health candidate within the Gillings School of Global Public Health. Combining her passion for increasing healthy environments conducive to wellness for college students and program management, she found her way to the Office of Student Life & Leadership. In her current role as the Student Organization Graduate Coordinator, she works with the team of Heel Life Coordinators providing support to Carolina's student organizations and Faculty Advisors. Outside of work, Danielle spends her time binge watching shows on Netflix and trying new things.
Nyla Ruiz | Student Activities Graduate Coordinator
Nyla Ruiz is a New York native, but has grown to call Charlotte, NC home for more than 10 years. She serves as the Student Activities Graduate Coordinator for the Office of Student Life and Leadership in the Carolina Union. In this role, she co-advises the Carolina Union Activities Board (CUAB), along with Sarah Levine. Currently, she is a Master of Public Health student at the Gillings School of Global Public Health. Prior to starting my MPH at UNC, she attended NC State, graduating in spring 2017 with a B.S. in Biological Sciences with a Human Biology Concentration. She believes her experience with advising CUAB and engaging in program assessment will be transferrable and beneficial to her career as a public health practitioner.
Amanda Luz da Silva | Communications & Leadership Graduate Coordinator
Amanda Luz is a journalist from Sao Paulo, Brazil, where she led communication strategies for women in Brazil for 7 years, spoken publicly about gender-based violence on the internet, and supported the design of new public education services. Currently, she is pursuing a Master's degree in Educational Innovation, Technology, and Entrepreneurship at the School of Education at UNC. By working on the intersection of education, technology, and civic engagement, her focus is on developing innovative ways to support people with information that promotes collaboration for social change.