Our Staff

Dr. Bobby Kunstman | Director of Student Life and Leadership

bobby.kunstman@unc.edu

Dr. Bobby KunstmanDr. Bobby Kunstman (he/him/his) has over 21 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.


 

Brian Lackman | Associate Director of Student Life and Leadership

brian.lackman@unc.edu

Brian LackmanBrian Lackman (he/him/his) has spent his career working across in a range of areas of student affairs including residential life, leadership development, student organization development, diversity & inclusion programming, and more. Brian serves as the Associate Director of Leadership Development and is responsible for leading and supporting the Leadership Development team in addition to advising the Graduate and Professional Student Government in addition to serving areas of leadership development across the UNC community. Graduate with his B.A. in English Literature from Chestnut Hill College and obtained his M.S. in Educational Leadership Studies from Oklahoma State University. Brian is a practitioner and scholar who works to improve educational environments and has completed original research focused on graduate supervision, asexual student identity development, and more. Brian has spent the past decade as a StrengthsQuest facilitator working to ensure that individuals can fully deconstruct and reconstruct their strengths given their lived experiences. Outside of work you can catch Brian enjoying state parks with his dog while listening to a lot of podcasts, cooking, baking, spending time with friends, staying active, and relaxing.

 

Tammy Lambert | Assistant Director for Student Organizations

lambert2@email.unc.edu

Tammy LambertTammy 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. 

 

 

 

 

 

Vacant | Student Activities Program Coordinator

 

Vacant | Co-Curricular Learning & Assessment Program

 

 

Natasha Young | Leadership Development Program Coordinator (Co-Curricular Leadership Retreats & Programs)

natasha.young@unc.edu

Natasha YoungNatasha graduated with a B.A. in Studio Art and a B.A. in Sociology from Keene State College in Keene, New Hampshire in 2016, and an M.S. in Student Affairs in Higher Education from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio in 2018. Within Student Life & Leadership, Natasha will be responsible for programmatic and strategic efforts around co-curricular leadership initiatives that foster learning and development outside of the classroom, such as the annual SPARK Leadership Retreat, Carolina United, the ACC Leadership Symposium, and more. Outside of work, you can find Natasha planning adventures in Dungeons and Dragons, taking care of her plants, and spending time with her partner and their two dogs.

 

 

 

Kayela Buffaloe | Leadership Development Program Coordinator (Curricular Leadership & Fellows Programming)

kayela.buffaloe@unc.edu

KayelaKayela Buffaloe Buffaloe was born and raised in rural northeastern North Carolina in a small town called Gumberry, NC. She then moved to Chapel Hill to complete a B.A. in Exercise Science with minors in African American & Diaspora Studies and Coaching Education from UNC Chapel Hill. During her time at UNC, Kayela was an active member of multiple student activities and leadership organization, which then inspired her to pursue a career in Higher Education. Upon graduating from UNC, Kayela earned a M.Ed from NC State University in Counselor Education with a specific concentration in College Counseling & Student Development. Kayela has a special interest in organizational and student development. Within Student Life & Leadership, Kayela will be responsible for programmatic and strategic efforts around curricular leadership and the NC Fellows program. Outside of work you can find, cheering on the Heels in every sport, trying new restaurants, and enjoying her family especially her energetic toddler nephew.

 

Lee Roberts | Student Organizations Programs Coordinator

leerob@email.unc.edu

Lee RobertsLee 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 Associate

 

Tyler Rohrig | Student Organizations Graduate Coordinator

trohrigh@unc.edu

Tyler Rohrig was born in Killeen, TX, however, was raised in many different parts of the US due to both his parents serving in the Army. He serves as the Student Organizations Graduate Coordinator for the Office of Student life and Leadership. In this role, he will work with Lee Roberts to advise the 800+ Student Organizations on the UNC-CH campus. He is currently a Master of Public Health Student with a concentration in Health Equity, Human Rights, and Social Justice. Prior to coming to UNC, he studied at Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, GA and graduate with a BS in Public Health Education in 2022. Tyler is very excited to work with the diverse population of student organizations on campus and develop his advisement skills during his time in this role.

 

Sarah Brom | Student Activities Graduate Coordinator

sbrom@unc.edu

Sarah BromSarah Brom is from a small town outside of Chicago, IL called Riverside. She serves as one of the Student Activities Graduate Coordinators for the Office of Student Life and Leadership in the Carolina Union. In this role, she works with Raven Walters to advise the student officers of the Carolina Union Activities Board (CUAB). She is currently a Master of Health Administration candidate at the Gillings School of Global Public Health. Prior to coming to UNC, she studied at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign and graduated with a BS in Interdisciplinary Health Sciences in 2021. She is very excited to continue to broaden her advising and program development skills during her time in this role.

 

 

 

 

 

Raven Walters | Student Activities Graduate Coordinator

ravenbw@unc.edu

Raven Walters serves our Student Activities Graduate Coordinator. She is originally from Charleston, South Carolina. She attended the University of South Carolina to obtain her B.S. in biology and is enrolled at Gillings for her MPH in Health Equity, Social Justice, and Human Rights. In her role as Student Activities Graduate Coordinator, Raven will work with Sarah Brom and CUAB to host fun and exciting events for students on campus. Raven is excited to work with students to ensure that they have an amazing time in their undergrad experiences!

Makenna Thuringer  | Communications & Marketing Graduate Coordinator

makennat@unc.edu

Makenna Thuringer serves as the communications & marketing graduate coordinator for the Student Life and Leadership office. She is from the pacific northwest from a place in Washington State called, Snohomish. She received her Bachelor of Science in public health with a specialization in population health and is currently a 1st year graduate student at UNC pursing her Master of public health degree in Leadership in practice from the Gilling’s school of global public health. Within this role Makenna will oversee and advise Marketing and communications for various programs and hopes to help empower the undergraduate students to be great leaders.

Jordan Davis | Leadership Development Graduate Coordinator

davisjor@email.unc.edu

Jordan Davis serves as the Leader Development Graduate Coordinator for Co-Curricular Programs and Retreats for the Office of Student Life and Leadership in the Carolina Union. In this role, she works with Natasha Young to help facilitate programmatic and strategic efforts around co-curricular leadership initiatives that foster learning and development outside of the classroom, such as the annual SPARK Leadership Retreat, Carolina United, the ACC Leadership Symposium, and more. Jordan is currently a Masters of Art in Media and Communication student. Prior to attending UNC, she studied at Bridgewater College and graduated with a BS in Communication and Digital Media in 2022. She is very excited to not only collaborate with student organizations but to help implement and coordinate identity and social justice-based leadership programming.

Lindsey Williams | NC Fellows Graduate Coordinator

lindsw@unc.edu

Lindsey Williams is our Graduate Coordinator for the NC Fellows Program. She looks forward to working with Kayela and the undergraduate students in leadership development. Lindsey is enrolled in the Hussman School of Journalism and Media as a Masters of Art in Media and Communication student. Before attending UNC, she studied at Ball State University in Muncie, IN, where she received her BS in Public Relations. She is hopeful that she will learn many transferrable skills from this job that will lead her to success in the future and is excited to celebrate the 55th year of the NC Fellows Program.