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Tray GoodTray Good is a Graduate student with the Carolina Collaborative for Resilience. He is from Gastonia, NC. Tray earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Carolina and is currently pursuing his Master of Social Work from Carolina.

Before pursuing his master’s degree, Tray worked for five years as a College Advisor, helping students with their college applications, financial aid applications, and scholarships.

As someone who navigated the undergraduate experience as a low-income, first-generation student, Tray is excited to help students build community and find their niche on campus.


How do you identify yourself?

I identify as a Black man. I’m a creative, sports enthusiast and TV junkie. I am family-oriented and an optimist.

List three things that people would be most surprised to learn about you.

  1. I eat salad almost daily
  2. I love to sing and write songs (I have about 300 voice recordings of song ideas on my phone).
  3. I’ve had the privilege of visiting Ernest Hemingway’s home in Cuba.

Whom do you admire and why?

I admire my mother and grandmother because they have always been selfless and taught my family the importance of being kind and giving to others, which has shaped our character. They’ve also single-handedly promoted generational change in my family by pushing us to pursue higher education and become early homeowners.