49er Connect Success Guides

49er Connect


The 49er Connect Success Guides are the UCAE's newest Peer Leaders. They are a trained group of UNC Charlotte Students matched with their peers to provide academic support throughout the semester. Some colleges have asked their students to meet with a Success Guide throughout the spring semester. If you are in this group, your Success Guide will reach out to schedule your first appointment. 


Success Guides are here to help their peers strengthen academic skills like time management and note taking. They will work with students to troubleshoot issues with online classes or connect to campus resources. In addition to regular meetings, they'll provide regular reminders about University deadlines and share study tips throughout the semester.

Want a Success Guide of your own? Email Sarah Marshall at smarsh42@uncc.edu to get started today!

Want to make an appointment with your Success Guide? Click here for instructions

Would you prefer a one time academic consultation? Consider making a Personal Academic Consultation (PAC) appointment!


Carolina Candeloro Campos


I'm a senior majoring in Business Management and minoring in Dance. I was born and raised in Brazil, I have always been interested in the entertainment industry and I hope to continue my academic career by attending law school. I have served on the Panhellenic executive board, I'm currently the Secretary for Order of Omega, and have also been involved with several other organizations on campus.

Brian Curlee


I am an adult student that has returned to school after years in the workforce. I am currently working on a BS/MS in Computer Science with a Minor in Cognitive Science. Basically, I love technology and have a deep curiosity about the human mind. I am excited to help you find your own road to success!

Rochelle Wade


I am a second-degree student and my current major is pre-public health. My study habits consist of watching supplemental videos on a topic and writing a lot of notes. During my downtime, I enjoy spending time with my friends and watching interior design YouTube videos.

Kaitlyn Marshall


I am a senior majoring in Criminal Justice. One of my passions is working with exotic animals on a local farm in my spare time. I am a very time-oriented person and love to have things on a schedule for me to visually see. I am an avid believer that you are more likely to get things accomplished if you can actually see that they need to be done. When I graduate in the Spring, I am moving to Ft. Lauderdale and hope to begin my career working in higher education!

Jordan Lo Faso


I graduated from UNC Charlotte in May 2020 with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. I also had a double minor in Sociology and Women's and Gender Studies. During undergrad, I worked as a Communication Consultant, where I helped psychology students improve their writing and communication skills. I was also an administrator for the Psychology Student Coalition (PSC) and Art & Mindfulness, two student organizations.

I am currently a first-year graduate student in the Masters of Educational Leadership program. I am very passionate about helping others succeed and hope to continue working in academic affairs/excellence after graduation. I look forward to meeting with my peers and sharing my knowledge to help strengthen their academic skills!

Tamia Lipscomb


I am a junior at UNC Charlotte. I am a Psychology and Political Science double major with a minor in Public health. My favorite studying tools include colored pens, my planner, and sticky notes. When I am not doing schoolwork, I love to spend time with my friends and family. I also enjoy watching Marvel movies, attempting to learn how to cook, and laughing at TikTok videos. I'm excited to be a 49er Connect Success Guide and look forward to a great semester!

Evan Gray


I am a second-year graduate student from Greenville, North Carolina. I am currently pursuing my Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I graduated from Appalachian State in 2018 with a BS in psychology and a minor in music. I enjoy hiking, reading, making pasta, singing, and spending time with friends and family.

KG Smith


I am an early entry student in the Master of Healthcare Administration program here at UNC Charlotte. While beginning my graduate course work, I'm finishing my undergraduate degree in Psychology. My minor is in Health and Medical Humanities and my professional focus is in women's and behavioral health. I hope to work in upper-level healthcare management, guiding diverse teams of professionals through complex problems. I also enjoy editorial makeup artistry and photography as hobbies. I love working together with other students in my courses to better grasp the material and prepare for exams.

Amber Pierson


I am an alumna of Marshall University and currently in the M.Ed, Educational Leadership Program here at UNC Charlotte. I have been a K-12 educator for the past seven years and am excited to continue my career in higher education. I am passionate about the success and overall well being of her students. As a former student-athlete, I enjoy being active. I also enjoy traveling, watching a good show, and reading an interesting book in my spare time.

Collins Cornwell


I am a graduate from Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC where I received my Bachelors of Education in Family and Consumers Science and minored in Music. I taught in the private school sector for two years, worked for the South Carolina Department of Education as a Student Services Program Coordinator, and am currently a Residence Hall Coordinator for Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, NC. My work revolves around education and advocacy for minority and marginalized students. Outside of work, my hobbies include playing the piano, the guitar, and singing. I believe art is therapy and that everyone should find the inner artist in them.

Lex Guo


I am a Master's student in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I earned my undergraduate degree in psychology and minored in Japanese at UNC Charlotte. I am a long-time employee of the UCAE and enjoy working with students to achieve their goals, especially in areas regarding time management. Outside of school and work, I love all things nerdy - DnD, scifi/fantasy novels, etc.

Anthony Samagaio


I am a Computer Engineering major, and this is my senior year. My goal is to become a Software Engineer and maybe one day create my own software company. In my free time, I enjoy playing videogames and playing sports like soccer and volleyball. Fun fact about me: I lived in Venezuela for 7 years, so I am fluent in Spanish.

Najee Warner


I am currently an undergraduate student working towards a Bachelor's Degree in Organizational Management with a minor in Operations and Supply Chain Management. Back in 2019, I emigrated from the Caribbean country, St. Kitts & Nevis, to further build a fruitful life and career through education, innovation, and philanthropy. I found my home away from here at the UCAE. Previously serving as an SOS Peer Mentor reignited my passion for helping others. I've now challenged myself to explore new opportunities for professional development and the sake of making at least one student's academic journey a bit easier as a Success Guide. You may also see me around fulfilling my duties as a UCAE Ambassador. (I definitely wasn't kidding about taking residence here). Outside of the UCAE, I am currently a member of the Gamma Rho Chapter of the Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society here at UNC Charlotte. Fun Fact: I'm not superstitious but I am a little-stitious. Yes, I thoroughly enjoyed "The Office".

Jesse Smith


I am currently a freshman from Albuquerque, New Mexico. I've lived there my whole life, but I chose to come to UNC Charlotte after falling in love with North Carolina and with the campus. I am currently majoring in Data Science, and minoring in Philosophy. In my free time, my favorite things to do are rock climb, read, and binge horror movies. I'm part of a PHA Sorority, Venture Outdoors, Emerging Leaders, UHP, and the Levine Scholars Program. As a fun fact, I am obsessed with ice cream and in the last two years have tried ice cream at 74 different locations in 10 different states!

Allison Crafts


I am a junior at UNC Charlotte and my major is Finance and Accounting with a minor in Management Information Systems. One day I plan to become a Forensic Accountant and potentially go to law school. I am a member of the Women’s Club Lacrosse team and enjoy traveling to places such as New York, Charleston, and Florida.

Srivindhya Munukutla


I am currently a junior at UNC Charlotte majoring in Finance with an Accounting concentration along with a minor in Statistics. After working in the industry and gaining experience, I plan on going back to school to pursue my PhD and eventually become a professor. I enjoy working with other people and thoroughly enjoy getting to know other people as well. Some of my interests include singing, cooking, reading, and spending time with friends and family! My favorite food is sushi and I hope everyone has a great semester!

Nate Foster


I am a graduate student studying Spanish Language, Literature & Culture. As a former collegiate soccer player, I am into fitness and playing/watching soccer. I also enjoy music, Spanish language media, and helping people become the best version of themselves.

Katie Hammaker


I plan on graduating this May with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and a double minor in Psychology and Women and Gender Studies. I am originally from Fayetteville, North Carolina and have now called Charlotte home for 3 years. UNC Charlotte has been an amazing place for me to grow as a person with the help of enriching community experiences offered on campus. I have gained leadership experience from being a member of Delta Zeta Sorority and the Leadership Fellows program. It is my goal to help students with their academics full-time after graduation!

Kiyoshi Roberts


I am an international student from the Bahamas. My establishment to the United States made me strive to want to do more for myself and for others. Although I came to Charlotte to obtain a degree in Management Information System, during my time here I have felt and experienced so much that has caused me to have a burden for the community. I am proud to say that becoming more involved has helped me to flourish as a strong and dedicated team leader and player. I enjoy spending my spare time helping others to achieve their goals as I am motivated to achieve mine. I believe that education is endless and that we must obtain as much of it whenever the opportunity presents itself. A really great thought that I live by is, “What are you doing to help others?” As one great person once wrote, "You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.” ― John Bunyan.