Our Team

Vacant, Director

Contact for:

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

Catherine Showalter, PhD, Associate Director

Dr. Showalter joined NC State in August 2021. Prior to that, she was a faculty member at Northeastern University. She received a B.A. from the University of Minnesota and then earned an M.A. and Ph.D. in Linguistics from the University of Utah.  At Utah, she completed research in the Speech Acquisition Lab and completed a fellowship project for the Office of Undergraduate Research, both of which sparked her interest in helping students and faculty navigate their own research experiences. 

Contact for:

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

Brittany Valentine, University Program Coordinator

Contact for:

  • 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.

Chole Williams, Social Media and Communications Intern

Chloe Williams is a sophomore, majoring in genetics with a minor in psychology. After graduating from NC State she plans to further her education for the purpose of pursuing a career in genetic counseling. Her interests include any type of sport as a result of her competitive nature, photography, and music.

OUR Ambassadors

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