President: Martin Yeager

Martin is a second year, dual degree MPA and Planning student, originally from Louisville, KY. He received his BA from Knox College in Galesburg, IL double majoring in history and international relations. Between undergrad and UNC, Martin worked as a caretaker for adults with special needs in a group home. For his internship, he worked at Wake County Housing with their homelessness services. After he watches all of his cohort graduate without him, he will start really thinking about a career in promoting affordable housing and community development. One day he hopes to manage a local government from the perspective and experience of community development. Most of his cohort and his professors call him Walter after a professor’s mistake in his first semester. Contact:

Vice President: Jonathan Holt

Jonathan Holt is a graduate of the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Geography. He is currently a second-year MPA Candidate at the School of Government and serves as a research assistant to Lydian Altman, the director of the Strategic Public Leadership Initiative. Following graduation, he plans to pursue a career in local government management. Contact:

Secretary: Sammy Bauer

Sammy Bauer graduated from the UNC-Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications Studies and a minor in Social & Economic Justice. After graduating, Sammy taught 6th grade English Language Arts and Social Studies in Eastern North Carolina as a Teach For America corps members. This past summer, she worked as a research intern in the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, focusing on public school English as a Second Language (ESL) programs across the state. Sammy is currently completing her MPA coursework at the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Government and serves as Dr. Leisha DeHart-Davis’s research assistant. After graduation, Sammy hopes to land somewhere back in public education. Contact:

Communications Coordinator: Becca Truluck

Becca is from Myrtle Beach, SC and is a graduate of Coastal Carolina University with a BA in Political Science. She is currently a second-year MPA candidate and serves as a Fellowship Assistant for The Graduate School. This past summer she worked as a city and county management intern for the City of Claremont and Catawba County. Becca is interested in public sector human resources and organizational development. Contact:

Treasurer: Zainab Baloch

Zainab is a second year MPA candidate from Raleigh, NC. She attended North Carolina State University earning her undergraduate degree in Psychology. Currently, she works for the Division of Mental Health as a Quality Management Analyst. She is, also, running for Raleigh City Council At-Large. She hopes to stay focused in local government after graduation. Contact: