Our Team

Dr. Chris Ashwell, Director

Dr. Ashwell joined the Office of Undergraduate Research in 2012 when he was named the second director of the department. A faculty member and researcher in the Prestage Department of Poultry Science, Dr. Ashwell discovered his career path through his own undergraduate research at Virginia Tech.

Contact Dr. Ashwell at cmashwel@ncsu.edu for:

  • Faculty outreach & development
  • Student appointments
  • NC Science & Engineering Fair

Vacant, Associate Director

  • Student appointments
  • Research proposals & funding
  • ForagerOne research database
  • Assessment questions
  • Summer REU’s

Vacant, University Program Coordinator

  • Federal Work-Study Research Assistant Program
  • Travel funding
  • Research award financials
  • Symposium registration
  • Scheduling information sessions

Livia Pope, Data & Office Assistant

Livia is a second-year junior studying statistics and economics with a minor in mathematics. She has a passion for data analysis and in the future wants to get research published. Livia is a member of Club Tennis and Greek Life.

Vacant, Social Media and Communications Intern

Marco is a fourth-year senior studying political science with a minor in design studies. He has a passion for helping people as well as communities, and in the future wants to serve through public office. Marco is also a member of the NC State Varsity Cheerleading team. Go Pack!

OUR Ambassadors

In addition to our department staff, we have an incredible team of ambassadors! Check out their bios for more information!