Our Staff

Our Staff

Lori Suarez- Assistant Director Lori Suarez, Assistant Director
Lori holds a Master of Arts degree in Peace and Conflict Studies (PCS) from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, one of UNC International’s member schools. Within the field of PCS, Lori focused on the ways in which international education connects to issues of peace and justice. Her varied international experience includes studying abroad as both an undergraduate and graduate student, working for a multicultural design firm in Sydney, Australia, teaching ESL, and supporting the refugee resettlement process in the U.S. Lori travels abroad every chance she gets, including regular trips to Ecuador to visit her husband’s family.

Contact Lori: +1-336-334-3537 lsuarez@northcarolina.edu

Richard Kanegusuku Solis, Graduate Student Advisor
Richard holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from The National University of San Marcos at Lima, Perú. He is currently a first-year MBA student in UNCG’S Bryan School of Business and Economics. While traveling and living in different parts of the world, Richard enjoys participating in local traditions and learning about what makes each culture unique. Growing up in Lima as part of a strong Japanese-Peruvian community, Richard appreciates the many benefits that come from cultural exchange and community-building. In the future, he plans to apply what he learns during his time at UNCG to supporting underserved communities in Peru through sustainable, socially and environmentally responsible projects.
Contact Richard: internationalrecruiting@northcarolina.edu
Eugene Charles, Graduate Student Advisor
A dual-citizen, Eugene was born in the United States and grew up in the Caribbean nation of Trinidad and Tobago. He is currently a first-year MBA student with a concentration in Supply Chain Management at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Eugene obtained his bachelor’s degree in Management Studies at the University of the West Indies in St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago. A self-described team player, Eugene enjoys soccer and collaborating with others from different cultures. He hopes to work for an international organization, and aspires to one day own his own business.

Contact Eugene: internationalrecruiting@northcarolina.edu

Benjamin Newnam, Student Advisor
Originally from Durham, North Carolina, Benja Newnam is currently a BFA student in the School of Dance at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Benja’s unique educational journey also includes three years spent studying Environmental Management and Policy and Mandarin Chinese at the University of North Carolina at Asheville. With a focus on art as a medium for addressing critical global issues, Benja hopes his studies and passions will take him abroad to continue this dialogue of international responsibility.

Contact Benja: internationalrecruiting@northcarolina.edu

Jessica Chavez-Mondragon - Student Advisor Jessica Chavez-Mondragon, Student Advisor
Jessica is a third-year student majoring in Biology and Pre-med with a concentration in Human Biology at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She is a first-generation Mexican-American and the first in her family to attend a higher education institution. Before transferring to UNCG, she obtained her associate’s degree in Science from Cape Fear Community College in Wilmington, N.C. In the future, Jessica hopes to travel to Mexico to help provide medical care to underserved communities in her parents’ home country.

Contact Jessica: internationalrecruiting@northcarolina.edu