Hi! My name is Elaina Rollins and I am from Houston, Texas. I am a sophomore here at UNC currently studying Business Management. I have always been interested in business since I was a kid, so much so that I would pretend to be a cashier, waitress, and business owner. Since then, I grew to understand how businesses operate and I now have a lot more experience to help mold me into a future businesswoman. Nowadays, I intern at The Warehouse Business Accelerator as a Marketing Intern, work as a Cultural Activities Coordinator at the Marcus Garvey Cultural Center and will serve as a campus organizer for the “Students Vote No On 115” campaign.

I plan to use my degree as support for small businesses, nonprofits, and other organizations to expand and better market their businesses. I would also like to create and manage my own company, helping people in need like implementing various shelters to accommodate and assist the homeless population by working alongside them to get them the appropriate help they need, job interviews, hygiene products, and reconnecting with displaced family.

I, for one, want to be remembered for making a difference in the world whether it’s from helping end poverty or doing my part to end world hunger. Poverty remains a big issue, not just in certain states but around the world. UNC continues to shape me to become more involved on campus and utilize my resources to be a well-rounded individual ready to tackle the adult world after college.

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