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Meet Kartik

Kartik Tyagi (he/him/his), usgcommunications@unc.edu

Kartik Tyagi serves as the Undergraduate Secretary and Chief Communications Officer on the Executive Board of the Richards Administration.

Kartik is a junior from Cary, NC pursuing a BSPH in Health Policy and Management and minoring in Neuroscience and Chemistry.

Kartik’s passion for service – service through leadership, through uplifting and empowering the voices of others – is what has propelled both his work and his drive, be it through engagements that have enabled him to build his professional passions, or embody his leadership journey.

In building his passions for global health and health policy, Kartik currently serves as part of Harvard Medical School’s Global COVID-19 Response Technical Support Group. He additionally serves as a health informatics research assistant at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. Kartik has had the unique honor and opportunity to develop his passion for leadership through serving as an Advising Peer for UNC Academic Advising, as the former Executive Director of the Association of Residence Halls for the Carolinas, as an Alumni Policy Ambassador for the National Academy Foundation, and as International President-Elect for HOSA-Future Health Professionals.

He looks forward to, in his third year serving as part of the Executive Branch, promoting and facilitating long-term growth and branding development, communications, messaging, visibility, and transparency. Kartik believes that the ability to empower student voices through this very network is unparalleled.

 


Meet Our Communications Team

Meet Erin

Erin Schlachter, eschlach@email.unc.edu

Erin Schlachter serves as the Deputy Communications Officer as part of the Richards Administration’s Office of the Secretary and Department of Communications.

Erin is a sophomore from Cary, NC double majoring in Public Policy and Pre-Advertising and Public Relations. On campus, she is involved with the Residence Hall Association’s Social Justice and Advocacy Board and is the Vice President-elect of Carolina Jump Rope Club. This is her first year involved with the Executive Branch, and she is so excited about it!

Erin‘s goals for the upcoming year are to effectively communicate the goals and successes of the Richards Administration while involving student input. She believes that Student Government should echo the voices of all who walk Carolina’s campus, and can’t wait to amplify them.

Meet Hanna

Hanna Azizi, hannaazi@live.unc.edu

Hanna Azizi serves as a Messaging and Communications Specialist as part of the Richards Administration’s Office of the Secretary and Department of Communications.

Hanna is a junior from Wilmington, NC majoring in Biology with a minor in Chemistry. On campus she is involved with the Undergraduate Student National Dental Association as the Service Coordinator and the student-run, non-profit A Moment of Magic as a volunteer.

This year will be her first serving as part of the Executive Branch and she is thrilled to be a part of the team. Hanna’s goals for the upcoming year include building strong relationships and a firm communications structure within the branch, enhancing branch branding, and increasing campus engagement with the branch.

Meet Ryan

Ryan Crowell, ryancrow@email.unc.edu

Ryan Crowell serves as a Messaging and Communications Specialist as part of the Richards Administration’s Office of the Secretary and Department of Communications.

Ryan is a sophomore from Charlotte, NC double majoring in Business Administration and Human Organizational Leadership and Development. On campus, he is involved with The Black Student Movement, Allison Mentorship Program, and the Student Academic Advisory Board (SAAB). He has been involved in the Executive Branch for the past year and has served as the First-Year Focus Council Marketing Chair.

Ryan‘s goals for the upcoming year are to improve branch branding, implement efficient methods of communication for the administration, and support initiatives of Executive Board Officers.

Meet Jessica

Jessica Walker, jwal862@email.unc.edu

Jessica Walker serves as the Lead Content Creation Specialist as part of the Richards Administration’s Office of the Secretary and Department of Communications.

Jessica is a sophomore from Raleigh, NC, interested in majoring in Biostatistics with the Gillings School of Public Health. On campus, she is involved with the student-run non-profit Carolina For The Kids (CFTK), and has worked within the Executive Branch through the Academic Affairs committee. She also works as an Engagement Ambassador with the Carolina Engagement Center to facilitate alumni outreach.

Meet Brittany

Brittany Marcus, britt003@email.unc.edu

Brittany Marcus serves as a Content Creation Specialist as part of the Richards Administration’s Office of the Secretary and Department of Communications.

Brittany is a sophomore from Waxhaw, NC majoring in Biology with minors in Chemistry and Spanish for the Medical Professions. Last year, she was a member of the Mental Health Committee of the Executive Branch of Student Government. She is also a member of the Carolina Cancer Association, Carolina CSSC, NC STEM Academy, and Tri-BETA. This summer, she is interning for Charles House Association in Chapel Hill, where she cares for older adult residents and assists with daily programs.

This coming year, she hopes to create engaging content for the branch social media pages as well as promote transparency within student government to better connect to students!

Meet Molly

Molly Dashney, molly23@live.unc.edu

Molly Dashney serves as the Branch Videography Lead as part of the Richards Administration’s Office of the Secretary and Department of Communications.

Molly is a junior from St. Petersburg, FL double majoring in Public Policy and Advertising/Public Relations. On campus, she is involved with TEDxUNC, Carolina Thrift, and serves as a scholarship ambassador for the Office of Scholarships and Student Aid.

This will be Molly’s first year serving as a part of the Executive Branch and she is excited to capture, through video, the growth and change that the UNC student body will experience during this administration.


For speaker requests, publicity requests, and press inquiries/requests for comment, please find the Branch’s Communications Form here.

For all Executive Branch communications inquiries and requests, please email usgcommunications@unc.edu.