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2024-2025 Ambassadors:

Anne Dancausse

Anne Dancausse (she/her) is a UNC undergraduate student studying Human Development and Family Sciences with a double minor in Latinx and Sexuality Studies. Originally from Charlotte, NC, she is a second-generation Cuban American whose deep admiration and love for her cultural history has led her to become a part of UNC’s Latinx Studies Program. In her free time, Anne loves to read, paint, and long-distance run. Her main areas of interest in Latinx research are the manifestation and history of queerness in Cuba and the unique experiences of the Cuban diaspora within the United States. In the future, Anne looks to gain a graduate degree and immerse herself in the field of education, either in working with first-generation students or in helping reframe the public schooling system.

J. Michelle Gil Munoz

Michelle Gil is currently a Senior at UNC, double majoring in Biology and Medical Anthropology with the Latina/o Studies Minor. She is on a pre-med track, and hopes to become a physician. Michelle was born and raised in Venezuela, and moved to the United States about 9 years ago. Some of her hobbies include Reading, Writing, Playing with her cat, Running, and playing the guitar. Some of Michelle’s favorite memories at UNC include rushing to Franklin and getting to meet amazing people! She is in the Latina/o Studies Minor because of the professors and staff whose voices she found inspiring and their classes to be eye opening. Additionally, coming to UNC Michelle knew she wanted to become more informed about Latina/o history in the United States. After she found out more about the program through personal research, she knew it was something she wanted to become part of!

Kiara Rodriguez

Kiara Rodriquez is a current and former LSP ambassador from 2023-2025. Kiara is a junior at UNC majoring in Human Development and Family Science and double minoring in Women and Gender Studies and Sexuality Studies. She is a proud Boricua who is interested in Caribbean culture, history, and diaspora. As a first-generation college student, seeing her culture be represented in higher education is important to her. Kiara joined the Latina/o Studies Program after gaining the opportunity to present in their Coastal Voices Symposium, and quickly fell in love with the passion, kindness, and dedication of her future teammates. In addition to the Latina/o Studies Program, she serves on the Panhellenic DEI Committee, works as a camp counselor for Carolina Kickoff, volunteers with the national nonprofit A Moment of Magic, and collects vinyl records (her true passion in life).

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