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Center for Honors, Scholars, and Leadership Staff

Below is a list of the staff members at the Center for Honors, Scholars, and Leadership.  You can also find their contact information here.

Loree Crow

Director Center for Honors, Scholars & Leadership 

Loree Crow, M.A.

(970) 351-2948

I have been with the UNC Center for Honors, Scholars and Leadership since January 2008 and at University of Northern Colorado since March of 2006. I have a B.A. in Social Science, with a minor in Business Administration, from California State University Stanislaus and an M.A. in Educational Leadership from University of Northern Colorado. My academic interests include cultivating student leaders from diverse backgrounds, developing inclusive and holistic honors curriculum practices and integrating civic engagement into everyday active learning. I am an officer on the non-profit board of Ascent Equestrian Vaulters, and was a co-founder of this high performance equestrian vaulter 501c3 organization. I also love medieval history, and spend a great deal of time outdoors with my family hiking, camping, and horseback riding.


Margaret Kelley

Human Resource Specialist and Student and Faculty Support Specialist -

Margaret McKeown Kelley

(970) 351-4054

Margaret is the Student and Faculty Support Specialist for the the Division of Academic Engagement which include the Honors Program, McNair Scholars, ROTC and Upward Bound. She enjoys working with the students, staff and faculty at UNC. In addition to being the Student and Faculty Support Specialist for the Division of Academic Engagement, Margaret is also the Human Resource Specialist for the Academic Affairs including the Center for International Education, and the Division of Academic Engagement, the Division of Academic Effectiveness and the Division of Student Academic Success.  Margaret has a B.S. in Business Management Administration Science from UNC and in her spare time she loves to cook, read, and go on long walks.  She especially enjoy spending time with family and friends.  Go Bears!

Danielle Pacheco

Coordinator for Communications,

Planning, and Advising - Margo Stebbins

(970) 351-2940 


Margo is entering her first year in the Higher Education and Student Affairs Leadership Masters program. She graduated from the York College of Pennsylvania with a B.S. in Criminal Justice, Minored in Legal Studies and Sociology. She enjoys helping first-generation students navigate higher education and encouraging any student to achieve their dreams. In the coming academic year, she is looking forward to assisting and advising Honors students and to see all the amazing things UNC has to offer. In her free time, she enjoys trying new coffee shops, and exploring the country. Feel free to stop in her office to talk about bad puns, or school, or anything that excited you!


Adam Zhao

Coordinator for Honors & Leadership

Curriculum Design, Assessment &

Research - Adam Zhao

(970) 351-1428

Adam (he, him, his) is a third-year Counseling Psychology doctoral student. He graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2015 with dual degrees in psychology and neurobiology as well as Honors and Writers’ House citations. His current research interests are the intersection of mental health with social justice, cultural empathy, narratives of individuals with marginalized identities and popular media representation, acculturation, and the therapeutic working alliance. When not faced with the existential dread of navigating all of these considerations in graduate school and society as a whole, Adam enjoys playing or watching basketball, going to concerts, weightlifting, playing Magic the Gathering and board games, exploring cool new hikes, and pretending to be a creative writer. Feel free to stop in and chat with him about any fun shenanigans or higher education or anything in between!

Katie Haskins

HSL Office Assistant - Katie Haskins 


Katie is a junior at UNC and is a desk assistant for the Honors Program. Katie is also an Environmental and Sustainability Studies major. With this major, she hopes to bring her farming and ranching experience to urban agriculture to help arm communities against the threat of climate change. When not in quarantine, Katie likes to spend her free time singing with the Women's Glee Choir and hanging out with friends. At home in Nebraska, Katie enjoys feeding baby calves and watching New Girl and Holey Moley with her family and her majestic cat "Bear".

Danielle Magasano

 HSL Office Assistant - Dani Magasano 


Dani (she/her) is a junior at UNC and serves as an HSL office assistant. She is majoring in business administration with an emphasis in management. Her plans after UNC include attending grad school and finding a career in Higher Education Student Affairs. Dani is completing a self-designed leadership track in HIP as well as a UHP thesis. Dani is the current president of Student Honors Council and serves as an HIP peer mentor. In her free time, Dani enjoys cooking, playing video games, and hanging out with her two cats.

Isabel Martinez-Venegas

Senior Honors Office Assistant -

Isabel Martinez-Venegas


I am a sophomore at UNC and I am working on a degree in Biology with a Pre-health and Biomedical Concentration and a minor in Chemistry.  I am hoping to graduate in just 3 years and go straight into a Veterinary Medicine program.  I have a passion to help animals large and small, scaly and furry. I enjoy cooking, reading and going on walks in my free time. I am also part of UNC’s Ethics Bowl team where we debate ethical dilemmas in today’s society.  


Casey Ryder

Marketing & Graphic Design Assistant -

Casey Ryder


Casey is a senior here at UNC. She is majoring in Graphic Design, minoring in Psychology and also is a part of the Honors Program. In her free time she enjoys relaxing to good music, watching TV, doing anything creative, or traveling with her family and friends. She also is the part of several D&D campaigns, and finds this to be a great social and stress relieving activity, they also help her keep in touch with friends she met in England on a semester abroad in Spring 2020.   

Collin Slutzky 

HSL Assessment Assistant - Collin Slutzky


Collin is a 5th year student at UNC and is new to the HSL office. He works as an assessment coordinator and general assistant. Collin is a double major in Mathematics and Economics, participates in Upper Division Honors, and is a McNair Scholar. He also works in the Tutoring Center and is a TA for HON 101. In his free time Collin enjoys playing guitar, going to rock concerts, and playing video games.