Sam Cady

King Brown

I am originally from Charleston, South Carolina. I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Communication with a minor in Sports Studies. I moved to Charlotte in January of 2022 to be closer to family.

I am excited to be a part of the UNC Charlotte team! Students should choose UNC Charlotte because of all of the opportunities they can access right in the city of Charlotte. There are over 400 clubs and organizations, so there are more ways to get involved and find a community that best fits a student.

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Melanie Valderrama

I was born in Peru and grew up in the Charlotte area. My passion for college access and my love for supporting the Latino community stems from my own experiences as a student at UNC Charlotte! I am excited to share all Niner Nation has to offer, from its 400+ student organizations, to the hand-on learning experiences our academic colleges provide. You can schedule a virtual meeting with Melanie by visiting:

Nací en Perú y crecí en la ciudad de Charlotte. ¡Mi pasión por el acceso a la universidad y mi amor por apoyar a la comunidad latina provienen de mis propias experiencias como estudiante en UNC Charlotte! Me entusiasma compartir todo lo que Niner Nation tiene para ofrecer, desde sus más de 400 organizaciones estudiantiles hasta las experiencias de aprendizaje que brindan nuestras escuelas académicas. Puede programar una reunión virtual con Melanie visitando:

Chris Walls

My passion for college access began as a student here at UNC Charlotte through serving as a Niner Guide. Being apart of the campus community was instrumental for my growth professionally and socially. My favorite thing about Charlotte is the opportunity and access to all of the resources on and off campus. There’s so much to take in! Today, I enjoy advocating and eliminating barriers so students can take advantage of what Charlotte has to offer, particularly for marginalized and underrepresented communities.

Jen Tollison

UNC Charlotte has over 400 student clubs and organizations you can be a part of. GET INVOLVED! There are so many opportunities for students whether it’s Greek Life, Intramural or Club sports, Faith-Based organizations, or if you can’t find something out of the 400+ you can create your own club! Being involved outside of the classroom is a main part of your college career. You will make life long friends and create even more opportunities for yourself. If I never got involved during my undergraduate career I would not be an admissions counselor today!

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Sara Tomalis

As a 49er alumna born and raised in Charlotte, I love helping prospective students access all of the opportunities that I have experienced first hand. Whether it be joining one of our 400+ student organizations, working an internship on or off campus, or connecting with a diverse group of individuals, UNC Charlotte is here to help you grow. The city of Charlotte is truly one of the best places to be for enjoying your college life and reaching your professional goals! I look forward to connecting with you and helping you begin the next chapter of your life. Go Niners!