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2024 Camp Counselors

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Danielle Barber, Lead Residential Camp Counselor

I have a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree graduate in Agricultural Education from North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University in Greensboro, North Carolina. She began her professional career as a Continuous Improvement Engineer with Kraft Foods Incorporated in Kendallville, Indiana, where she also earned a Six Sigma Black Belt certification. In the fall of 2016, she began doctoral studies at Virginia Tech University as a George Washington Carver Scholar majoring in Agricultural & Extension Education. Her research focuses on the MANRRS (Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences) organization and its effect on increasing members' intentions of entering careers in the field of agriculture. Research on this topic will ultimately serve as a foundation towards recruiting more minorities within the agricultural sciences and contribute to minorities becoming more prominent in the agriculture industry. 









Chelsea Cochrane, Administrative Assistant

I was born and raised in Prince George’s County, Maryland. I matriculated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in May 2018 with a double major in Exercise and Sport Science and Sociology. I was on the pre‐health track during my undergraduate years, planning to apply to nursing school upon graduation. However, I realized my true passions lie in education and student success. I now work in UNC-Chapel Hill’s Academic Advising Program as an Administrative Support Specialist. I have also begun my first year of my master of education program where I will be focusing on College Counseling and Student Development. 








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Aja Crayton

I am a UNC-Chapel Hill Alumna having attained Bachelor of Arts Degrees in Political Science and African, African American, and Diaspora Studies. I am on the Pre Medicine-Track and will begin Meredith College’s Pre-Health Post-Baccalaureate program in Fall 2019. I aspire to become an Obstetrician-Gynecologist, and later in life, I plan to enter politics. I want to become a doctor because I am truly passionate about women particularly women of color (being that I am one). I am a Chartering Member of the UNC-Chapel Hill’s Chapter of the National Council of Negro Women, Inc. And through becoming an OB/GYN I will have the opportunity to educate these women about their bodies and its interworking and be able to move beyond the education by “curing” them as well. There is not a lot of representation in Healthcare and even politics for minorities, whether it be in research or doctoral representation. Thus, I constantly use my passions to diversify these fields. Last summer, I worked in Malawi and gained an experience that I will never forget. 








Mariel L. Marshall


I am from the New York/New Jersey area. In 2017, I received a Bachelor of Science in Applied Psychology with a minor in Counseling from Ithaca College. As of May 11, 2019, I received a Master of Science in Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling with a concentration in psychiatric and developmental disabilities from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I aspire to work as a mental health professional in an academic or a community setting. I also aspire to obtain a Nail Technology License in New Jersey. My ultimate goal is to run my on hybrid private practice/nail salon that utilizes cultural humility practices to increase the rates of people of color seeking and maintaining Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling. 







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Nia Rush


I am currently a first-year MD/MPH student at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. I received my underrated degree in 2016 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in Global Health Studies. I then went on to Barry University in Miami, FL where I received a Masters of Science in Biomedical Sciences in 2017. Following that, I took some off to teach at a local middle school in Prince Georges County, MD. My passions include working with students, helping to expose them to the STEM fields and mentoring students who decide to pursue degrees and careers within the field. In my spare time, I enjoy traveling and spending with friends and family. 







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