Student Chapter Officers
Stephanie Olson graduated from Hope College with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. After graduating, Stephanie moved to North Carolina where she served a year as an AmeriCorps member with Capital Area Workforce Development. During this time she became familiar with an array of nonprofit and government organizations that offer services in the community. Stephanie is currently completing her MPA coursework at the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Government and works as a graduate assistant with Wake County Community Services.
Hannah Osborne is a second-year MPA candidate and a graduate school public policy minor. She graduated from North Carolina State University with a BA in History and minors in Nonprofit Studies and Philosophy. Before graduate school, Hannah worked in the nonprofit sector as a statewide community organizer. This past summer she worked as a graduate management intern for the Durham County Manager’s Strategic Initiatives Division. After graduation, Hannah plans to pursue a career. Period. Hannah is a generalist and is still narrowing down where she wants to make an impact.
Liz Kennell is a graduate of Clemson University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a minor in Nonprofit Leadership. She is currently a second-year MPA Candidate at the School of Government and serves as Dr. Leisha Dehart-Davis’s research assistant. Following graduation, she plans to pursue a career in economic development.
Ashley Tucker is a graduate of Winston-Salem State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. She is currently a dual degree candidate with the MPA program and UNC’s Department of City & Regional Planning. Prior to graduate school, Ashley served as an AmeriCorps VISTA with the Rocky Mount Edgecombe Community Development Corporation. She currently works as an Economic Development Analyst with the UNC Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise. After graduation, Ashley plans to pursue a career in economic development, as well as the elusive concept of a healthy work-life balance.
Margaret Murphy is originally from West Central Illinois. She attended the University of Iowa and graduated in 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication. After graduating, Margaret moved to Lawrence, Kansas to complete a year of AmeriCorps VISTA with the Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence. She continued working at the Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence after her year of service ended. During her time in Lawrence, Margaret became interested in local government budgeting and management. She currently works as a Research Assistant for Professor Whitney Afonso and is interning with the Wake County Budget and Management Services office. After graduating, Margaret hopes to continue her work in local government budgeting. She loves North Carolina, the School of Government, and is under pressure to transition from her Kansas basketball fandom.