Richard Harrill
Richard HarrillCampus Y Director

Richard Harrill is the founder and board chair of Demokratikus Ifjusagert Alapitvany (DIA), a non- profit organization located in Budapest, Hungary, which has been working for more than a decade to develop a policy and programming infrastructure for youth service and civic engagement across Central Europe.

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Sarah Smith
Sarah SmithDirector of Global Gap Year Fellowship
Sarah came to UNC in 2006 to study archaeology but soon realized her passion was in public service. In 2010, she earned her B.A. in anthropology with minors in social & economic justice and Asian studies before joining the staff of the Carolina Center for Public Service. As Student Services Specialist, Sarah worked directly with the Buckley Public Service Scholars program, the Service-Learning Initiative (APPLES), and the Bryan Social Innovation Fellowships.

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Thomas Elliott
Thomas ElliottGlobal Programs Assistant
Thomas Elliott is a graduate of Chapel Hill High School from Rotterdam, The Netherlands. During his gap year through the Global Gap Year Fellowship he lived on a game reserve in north-eastern South Africa where he worked with a professor of Socio-ecology studying the ways in which humans interact with their environment. A freshman this year at UNC, Thomas intends to double major in political science and geography, focusing on the migration of people into Western Europe. Thomas is looking forward to working with the fellowship and using his experiences to help others plan successful gap years.
Kaitlin Harlow
Kaitlin HarlowGlobal Programs Assistant
Kaitlin Harlow is a senior from Clayton, North Carolina. During her gap year through the Global Gap Year Fellowship, she backpacked through Central America and volunteered for community development NGOs in Peru and Bolivia, where she taught workshops ranging from creative writing to chocolate making and produced videos. At UNC Kaitlin is double-majoring in Photojournalism and Global Studies with a minor in Hispanic Studies, and her ultimate goal is to use journalism and videography to tell stories from around the world. Kaitlin is excited to work more closely with the fellowship and to see the program grow and thrive.
Phun H
Phun HGlobal Programs Assistant
Phun H is from Greensboro, North Carolina and a member of an ethnic minority group of Vietnam called the Montagnards. Her first interaction with the Campus Y was through the Global Gap Year Fellowship which allowed her to travel to Indonesia and Thailand and volunteer with different English education projects. She intends to graduate in 2020 with a degree in Global Studies. She’s enthusiastic about being a member of the Campus Y and being surrounded by global-minded, thoughtful individuals.