Rani Reddy, a public policy major from Cary, is still a student, but she’s already getting involved in improving the education of others. She is the chapter leader of Students for Education Reform and communications coordinator for APPLES service learning — her proposed service project is also education-oriented.
Reddy came to UNC thinking she would major in math and biostatistics, but quickly realized that wasn’t for her. She tutored at Culbreth Middle School her freshman year, which sparked an interest in education policy.
“That was when, on the ground, I was observing educational disparities in the classroom and how students were learning in the classroom,” Reddy said.
After taking public policy courses, she discovered her passion for education reform, changing her college trajectory.
Reddy hopes Mr. and Miss UNC can broaden the University’s impact on people, specifically through education, in surrounding communities.