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Estefane Santiago-Lopez

May 24, 2021

Program Specialist | As Program Specialist, Estefane manages various administrative tasks and supports GEAR UP programming, outreach, and evaluation efforts. Prior to her role with GEAR UP, Estefane served as a College Adviser for two high schools in Davidson County, North Carolina as part of … Continued

Miodrag Stojnic, Ph. D.

May 24, 2021

Research and Evaluation Specialist |  Miodrag is the Research and Evaluation Specialist with GEAR UP NC. His main tasks include survey development, data management, and data analysis with the purpose of evaluating the impact of GEAR UP NC’s efforts on students’ … Continued

Patti Harris

May 24, 2021

Director | Patti is the Director of GEAR UP NC where she facilitates GEAR UP NC’s uCoach partnership with eight community colleges and four-year public institutions. Additionally, she develops and oversees statewide programming and outreach initiatives, building and sustaining … Continued

Shun Robertson, Ph. D.

May 17, 2021

Principal Investigator | Dr. Shun Robertson serves as a state policy expert for the Strategy and Policy Division of the UNC System, researching key higher education issues to advance the System’s strategic goals. Prior to joining the UNC System, Robertson was … Continued