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Claudia Opper ‘21 grew up in Wilmington, North Carolina. She was drawn to Carolina because of the university’s commitment to public service. The Kenan Scholars program is attractive to Claudia for similar reasons. As someone who wants to use business as a tool to make positive social impact, Claudia joined the program because of its dedication to “putting the private sector to work for the public good.”

With concentrations in business administration, global cinema and public policy, Claudia maintains a wide range of commitments on and off campus. She loves serving her community as a Buckley Public Service Scholar. She is a recipient of the Robert E. Bryan Fellowship and director of administration for the Eve Carson Scholarship Committee. She also helps create student-produced short films through the Carolina Film Association. In addition, Claudia enjoys sharing her passion for law and justice by volunteering with NC Youth and Government, serving as a member of the UNC Honor Court and interning at Illustrated Law, a start-up that creates study resources for law students. She plans to further pursue her passions by working in private industry post-graduation and eventually obtaining a joint JD/MBA degree.