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SafeWalk Board of Directors

The SafeWalk Board of Directors is comprised of four students employed with SafeWalk that handle the day-to-day administrative tasks along with the long-term planning for the program.

Program Manager – Nick Chappell

Nick is a first-year graduate student at UNC’s Gillings School of Global Public Health and has served as Program Manager since the Fall of 2019. He is currently working towards completing his Masters in Public Health with a concentration in Environmental Health Solutions.

Nick joined SafeWalk after hearing about the program at Fall Fest in 2018; his favorite part about working at SafeWalk is getting to meet all of the people that walk with him!

Nick is responsible for overseeing nightly operations as well as providing direction in planning for the program’s future.

Director of Marketing – Sophia Raspanti

Sophia Raspanti is a senior at UNC planning to graduate in the spring. Sophia is majoring in biology and minoring in chemistry and plans to begin nursing school following graduation.

Outside of school, Sophia enjoys running, cooking, knitting, and making artwork.

Sophia is responsible for creating marketing content for SafeWalk and managing the program’s social media accounts.

Director of Operations – Sarah Martin

Sarah is a junior at UNC studying History and Global Studies. Sarah joined SafeWalk in 2021 because they enjoy meeting all different types of people.

Outside of SafeWalk, Sarah is a researcher at UNC’s Japanese History lab, serves as HCSA’s Director of Research, and works with animals.

Sarah is responsible for compiling program usage data and implementing operational improvements.

Director of Personnel – Monica Rivell

Monica is a senior at UNC studying Economics with a minor in Data Science and Entrepreneurship. Monica has been a member of Safewalk since 2020 and has previously served as the Director of Operations; she joined Safewalk because she loves meeting other students and enjoys working SafeWalk’s late hours.

In addition to her involvement at SafeWalk, Monica is also a Resident Advisor Mentor for Carolina Housing, the Social Chair for the Carolina Car Club, and a piano teacher with Musical Empowerment!

Monica is responsible for planning all employee trainings as well as working to establish SafeWalk’s employee curriculum.

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