Ryan Mach, of Shelby, NC, graduated in May 2017 with degrees in Psychology and Philosophy, as well as a minor in Urban Youth and Communities. Ryan will stay in Charlotte to work with local NGO’s on social inequalities present in school systems. He also plans to pursue a master's degree in Counseling. As a Levine Scholar, Ryan completed summer internships with Hospice Care, Right Moves for Youth, and Urban Ministry Center. He also studied abroad in Stellenbosch, South Africa. “Charlotte is in such a unique place in its development, and I was honored to work with organizations that had such an impact on that development,” Ryan said. During his time at UNC Charlotte, Ryan was president of the Psychology Student Coalition, and a member of organizations such as Dance Marathon, Psi Chi, Customer 49, and The Community for Philosophical Thinkers. Ryan was also a research assistant in the StressWAVES Behavioral Lab, a Disciplinary Communication Consultant for the Psychology Department, a Personality Assessment Assistant for the University Career Center. He volunteered with several nonprofits, including Hospice, Right Moves for Youth, and Second Harvest Food Bank and performed spoken word with local artists in and around the Southeast.