Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina
Gates Millennium Scholar
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
Aaron spent a week this past Spring semester volunteering as a Finance Intern on Capitol Hill. He worked with a small consulting agency to raise funds for members of Congress. He helped one member of Congress achieve over $200K in one quarter. On campus, his passion to recruit and retain diverse populations of campus is seen throughout his work. He volunteers with the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs to host an annual event, North Carolina Renaissance, that brings underrepresented high school sophomore students from across the state of North Carolina to UNC’s campus for a week to gain insights regarding college from undergraduate students, the admissions committee, and different faculty on campus. He volunteers with the Admissions Office at UNC to give weekly tours and hold informational sessions on the student experience at UNC. He is also active with the Carolina Indian Circle and the Black Student Movement, leading initiatives and events that bring these communities together, champion their personal and professional development, and seek to propel them forward not only on campus, but after as well.
Aaron is a rising senior at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill studying Political Science and Social and Economic Justice. He is from Fairmont, North Carolina, and is a member of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina. He is current an intern in the People Operations (Human Resources) department at Google in Mountain View, CA. Currently, on campus, Aaron is involved in many organizations, but most notably serves at the Vice President of the Senior Class and the President of the Black Student Movement. Aaron has been accepted to join the Teach for America – Memphis Corps and will be teaching high school history for two years upon graduation. His motto in life is, “Do all the good you can. By all the means you can. In all the ways you can. In all the places you can. At all the times you can. To all the people you can. As long as ever you can,” as coined by John Wesley. Keeping communities like his own at the forefront of his mind, Aaron’s long-term goal is to attend business school and work as a Chief Diversity Officer for a major corporation. He seeks to be a catalyst for a diversified corporate America.