Alyssa LaFaro

On any given day, Alyssa can be found photographing the effects of climate change, digging up long-lost information in the University Archives, or writing furiously in her Bynum Hall office. As the editor of Endeavors, she’s mastered the art of “wearing many hats.” When she’s not behind a camera or a computer, she’s meeting regularly with communicators and faculty from across campus to learn about the latest research projects and unlock new opportunities for collaboration. This fall, she hopes to don another hat: student. She’s enrolling in a master’s program with the Curriculum for the Environment & Ecology to get a firsthand look at the other end of the research spectrum.

Posts by Alyssa LaFaro:

World of Wonder

The North Carolina Botanical Garden’s Katie Stoudemire brings the outdoors inside, making nature safe for children with compromised immune systems

Kings of Chemistry

How an unexpected discovery transformed the world and made Morehead, Venable, and Kenan household names at UNC-Chapel Hill

Welcome to the Mind Club

UNC College of Arts & Sciences psychologist Kurt Gray explains why we give voices to our pets, dead relatives, and God in his new book, “The Mind Club: Who Thinks, What Feels, and Why it Matters”