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UNC Kenan-Flagler Pride Club strives to enrich the experience and culture for LGBTQ students enrolled at UNC Kenan-Flagler and to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment for all students.

Goals: Watch our video to meet our current and former Pride Club presidents to find out our goals for the upcoming year.


Leadership Team

Reinaldo Caravellas  Reinaldo Caravellas - President

Reinaldo is a Brazilian student who started his career in the new ventures sector while working as a part-time statistics professor. Before coming to UNC, Reinaldo worked in the Business Education sector for 5 years where he developed his passion for restructuring processes. He is concentrating in operations and management consulting and will join McKinsey & Company for his summer internship. He is passionate about Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DIB) and is currently a Kenan Scholars doing research on this topic. In his free time, he enjoys cooking, watching horror movies, TV drama series, listening to electronic music and talking to family and friends from Brazil. Contact:  reinaldo_caravellas@kenan-flagler.unc.edu

Katherine LohmeyerKatherine Lohmeyer - VP of Learning & Development

Kate Lohmeyer is pursuing a joint Master of Business Administration and Master of Public Policy at UNC Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler Business School and Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy. She specializes in in the intersection of global policy and business, in big data analytics, and in corporate strategy. She recently completed an internship at the World Trade Organization in Geneva, Switzerland, and she will be interning this summer with McKinsey & Company in Atlanta, Georgia. Kate has been recognized as an Environment, Energy, and Economics Fellow at Duke and as a Dean’s Fellow, Forte Fellow, and Reaching Out LGBT MBA Fellow at UNC. She is currently serving as Editor-in-Chief of Duke's Sanford Journal of Public Policy and as a member of the 2018 ROMBA Conference Planning Committee. In her free time, she enjoys backpacking in new countries, playing guitar, learning Mandarin, and trail running. Contact:  Katherine_Lohmeyer@kenan-flagler.unc.edu

Yinlu DengYinlu Deng - VP of International Experience & Admissions

Born and growing up in Shanghai, China, Yinlu has developed a strong interest in exotic cultures since his young age. He has a four-year, cross-cultural experience in the roles of supply chain and business development in infrastructure engineering and construction. He also has a brief exposure to fund investment. At UNC Kenan Flagler, Yinlu is concentrated in Marketing and Operations. As an advocate for diversity and inclusion, he is a member of Black Communities Conference Selection Committee of Kenan Institute. He likes Karaoke and exploring new places during leisure hours. Contact:  yinlu_deng@kenan-flagler.unc.edu

Shashank TangiralaShashank Tangirala - VP of Finance

Shashank is originally from India. He has a prior Masters in Industrial Engineering from Virginia Tech (Go Hokies!). His prior experience was in the Food and Beverage packaging industry. He worked in Turlock, California for 8 years. Right before coming to UNC, he took a year long break from his professional life to brew beer as an assistant brewer across 3 continents, and ride across the US. He loves carpentry, snow-boarding and running (when his ACL is not torn). Contact:  Shashank.tangirala@kenan-flagler.unc.edu

Mariana ThomasMariana Thomas - VP of Communications

Mariana was born in Auchi, Nigeria. She spent her childhood there and moved to India before eventually making the United States her home. Prior to business school, Mariana spent nearly a decade as a TV news reporter. Most recently she worked for the Disney owned and operated ABC station and covered stories across central California. Mariana will spend her summer interning in a brand management role at PepsiCo. She’s a proud mom of two kids and is passionate about equity in the workplace. Contact:  Mariana_Thomas@kenan-flagler.unc.edu

Hanin KhasruHanin Khasru - VP of Corporate Relations

Hanin was born in Iran and lived throughout South Asia and the Middle East before moving to the U.S. with her family. She received her B.S. in Biology from UNC Chapel Hill and her Masters in Architecture and Urban Design from UNC Charlotte. She worked in DC as an architect on international projects for several years before returning to UNC to pursue an MBA with a concentration in Real Estate Development. Contact:  Hanin_Khasru@kenan-flagler.unc.edu

Damon HartyeDamon Hartye - VP of Fundraising

Damon was born and raised in Raleigh, North Carolina and went to undergrad at Davidson College. Before coming to UNC, Damon worked in nonprofit management and social entrepreneurship in Austin, TX and Maai Mahiu, Kenya. He is concentrating in Marketing with enrichments in Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Enterprise and is passionate about using entrepreneurship to drive community development and financial inclusion. Contact:  Damon_Hartye@kenan-flagler.unc.edu

Rafael SantosRafael Santos - VP of Social Events

Rafael is from Sao Paulo, Brazil, where he graduated in Economics from Fundacao Getulio Vargas – FGV. After college, he worked for 8 years in Banking, being 3 years in investment banking and 5 years in Commercial Banking. At Kenan-Flagler, he is concentrating in marketing and has become involved in many different initiatives, including the Pride Club and the Latin American Business Association. He is also the president of the Sports & Entertainment Club. During his summer internship, he will be joining Wasserman’s Marketing team in Miami. Rafael moved to Chapel Hill with his wife Gabi, and his dog Fran, and as a good Brazilian, he is passionate about soccer. Contact:  rafael_santos@kenan-flagler.unc.edu

Libby Parsons Libby Parsons - VP of Community Building

Prior to attending Kenan-Flagler Business School, Libby Parsons worked for the City of New York’s Department of Small Business Services, launching two $10M funds to help minority and women-owned businesses access city contracts. Prior to this role, Libby worked for Accion East, a non-profit microlender, and fundraised capital and developed strategic partnerships to serve emerging entrepreneurial communities. A long-time advocate for microfinance both domestically and internationally, Libby worked for a microfinance institution in Guayaquil, Ecuador and subsequently founded an organization called “Global Youth Connection” supporting youth entrepreneurship while pursuing her B.A. at the College of Wooster. Contact:  libby_parsons@kenan-flagler.unc.edu

Annual Events

Date Event
Aug/Sep Welcome Meeting
Aug/Sep Activities Fair Google Forms Sign-up (members)
Aug Diversity Open Panel
Aug/Sep/April/May Canoeing @ Jordan Lake
Sep LGBT Voices
Oct Out@Work
Oct Halloween Party w/ MBASA Social
Aug-Oct ROMBA (Prepare 1 Y's / Alumni Reception)
Oct - Nov Triangle Pride - Parade
Oct - Nov Alumni Brunch
Jan-Feb Out Abroad
March ROMBA Leadership Summit
April Drag Ball
All year Safe Zone Training
TBD Community Service