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, students, and faculty from across campus to learn about the latest research projects and unlock new opportunities for collaboration.

Posts by Alyssa LaFaro:

Hunting for Hemlocks

Ken Donny-Clark spent his last semester at UNC-Chapel Hill in the woods searching for a dwindling population of trees that local wildlife depends on: Carolina hemlocks.

All Creatures Great and Small

Rada Petric's love for nature has led her to study how human presence affects the behavior of small mammals like bats and mice.

The Layers Beneath the Church

Michelle Freeman uncovers how clergy and laity revered saints in the fourth to sixth centuries to improve cultural understanding today.

The Optimistic Nutritionist

Saroja Voruganti uses genetics to improve people’s nutrition — and she’s helping the next generation of scientists do the same.

The Community Scientist

In his 40 years at UNC-Chapel Hill, the late Ken Jacobson transformed the world of microscopy — and helped countless students and peers along the way.

Championing Public Health

The UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health has been addressing the world’s biggest challenges for more than 80 years.

Bringing Bivalves Back

Oysters have been dying off for the last century, and PhD candidate Mark Ciesielski wants to know why — and how to stop it.

The Coastal Engineer

Since 1987, Rick Luettich has been building systems to protect the coast from environmental hazards and extreme weather events.