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Law Student

December 2016 Spanish graduate MC Skinner ( was recently accepted to Law School at Campbell University where she plans to fight for the rights of oppressed individuals.

"I plan to receive a law degree in order to better advocate for individuals who, for factors beyond their control such as: where they were born, their race, sexual identity, origin, social class, etc., have been systematically discriminated against. Through the completion of both Criminal Justice and Spanish majors at UNCW, my work inside and outside of the classroom opened my eyes to the blatant existence of racist and discriminatory ideas and practices that target the more vulnerable members of society. I feel it is my job to serve as a voice for my community and beyond, and I plan to become an attorney who can fight for the rights of oppressed individuals." - MC Skinner



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Adam was born and raised in North Carolina. He attended the University of North Carolina Wilmington where he received his degrees in International Studies and Spanish with a concentration in Latin America. Throughout his undergraduate career, he was able to fulfill his passion of working with under-served communities both abroad during his study abroad experiences and in his local college town. Adam moved to Lima, Peru in 2015 to join the MEDLIFE team as a Volunteer Coordinator. He is excited to be working with our volunteers and students as they seek to improve the quality of life for our MEDLIFE patients.

Heather Slice, '15


Graduate Student, George Washington University

Heather graduated from UNCW in May 2015 with Bachelor of Arts degrees in Spanish, International Studies and Political Science. After being accepted to six different schools, Heather decided to attend George Washington University to obtain a Master's in International Development Studies. Heather says, "Its proximity to the USAID, the State Department, the World Bank, etc. is incomparable to the other schools between which I was choosing." Heather was president of the Spanish Club at UNCW during her undergraduate studies.

Carissa Priebe de Cano


Medical Interpreter & Translator

Carissa Priebe de Cano earned a Master of Arts in Spanish from the University of North Carolina Wilmington in 2015, where she previously earned her B.A. in International Business. In 2016 Carissa became a full-time medical interpreter for Greater Baden Medical Services in Maryland where she works with Spanish-speaking patients of general medicine, pediatrics, women's health, dental and more.