Class of 2011

Certificate Alumni – Class of 2011

2011 CCS Certificate GradsRebecca Agostino, economics major, Jacqueline Morris Fellow

Honors Thesis:  Neighborhood Effects and School Performance: The impact of public housing demolitions on children in North Carolina

Mentors:  Marjorie McElroy, Charles Becker, Helen Ladd

Aug 2011 – June 2014:  9th grade teacher and chair of special education department, Democracy Prep Public Charter School, Harlem, NY

June 2014 – June 2015:  Leader U Fellow, Democracy Prep Public Schools, New York, NY

Present:  Campus Director, Democracy Prep Public School, Camden, NJ


Kiah Pape Gaskin, public policy major, religion minor

Independent Study:  Designing Successful Evidence Based Prevention Initiatives: Key Components and Challenges for Implementation

Mentor:  Joel Rosch, senior research scholar, Center for Child and Family Policy

May 2010 – Aug 2010:  Intern for the Director of Evidence-Based Programs, Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina

2012 – 2013:  Master of Social Work (MSW), Community Management and Policy Practice, UNC-Chapel Hill

2013 – 2014:  Master of Public Health (MPH), Maternal and Child Health, UNC-Chapel Hill, NC

June 2014 – Dec 2014:  Research Associate, North Carolina Institute of Medicine, Morrisville, NC

Dec 2014 – present:  Director of Community Outreach & Kohl’s Bull City Fit, Duke Children’s Primary Care, Durham, NC


Sarah Safley, environmental science and policy major

Independent Study:  Discovery Room Visitor Characteristics and Preferences:  A Portrait of Engaging Nonformal Environmental Education

Mentor:  Charlotte Clark, lecturer, Nicholas School of the Environment

Aug 2011 – Sept 2013:  Recreation Leader – Nature Programs, Raleigh Parks and Recreation, Raleigh, NC

Oct 2013 – Mar 2015:  Environmental Educator, Margaret Noecker Nature Center, The Parish School, Houston, TX

July 2011 – present:  Founder, Nature Play Project, Houston, TX


Dana Weiner, public policy major, Markets & Management Studies certificate

Independent Study:  After-School Programs That Increase Elementary School Students’ Academic Achievement (School Research Partnership)

Mentor:   Jenni Owen, lecturer of public policy and director of policy translations, Center for Child and Family Policy

Aug 2012 – May 2015:  Doctor of Law (J.D.), Roger Williams University School of Law, Providence, RI