Rachel Tates is the recruitment programs specialist with the Inclusive Student Excellence (ISE) team within D&I. In her role, Tates coordinates ISE’s signature access programs such as Project Uplift, North Carolina Renaissance (NCR) and Decision Days for high achieving high school students from underrepresented groups and for incoming first-year students, as well as current Carolina undergraduates programs such as Achieving Carolina Excellence and Beyond Carolina.

An alumna, Rachel arrived at Carolina as a Summer Bridge participant and has been involved with D&I since her undergraduate years as a staff member of the Minority Student Recruitment Committee. Rachel is from Jacksonville, NC and received her degree in Journalism and Mass Communication with a concentration in Public Relations.