ALEC M. DENT: Editor-in-Chief


Alec Dent is a sophomore pursuing a Journalism major at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Alec was appointed editor-in-chief of Carolina Review in January 2017 after serving as an associate editor for nearly two years. Alec was selected for the position because of his proven leadership skills and significant achievement in the field of journalism, repeatedly breaking stories that garnered national attention. In addition to serving as editor for the Review, Alec works as a freelance writer, and has been published by The Washington Free Beacon, The Federalist,  Acculturated, and The College Fix among others. His collected writings can be found at his website:

FRANCIS C. PRAY, III: Editor-in-Chief Emeritus


Frank Pray is a senior Political Science and Public Policy double major from Charlotte, North Carolina.  Frank has a long history of conservative leadership and activism throughout North Carolina including nearly a year and a half as Chairman of the College Republicans, a term as Administrative Vice Chairman of the North Carolina Federation of College Republicans, and two years as the President of Christians United For Israel. In addition, Frank served for three years as a Counsel with the UNC Student Attorney General’s Staff. He is a brother of the Alpha Pi Chapter of Zeta Beta Tau fraternity.  An avid politico, Frank spends most of his summers in Washington, DC or Raleigh, North Carolina. He has interned at the Heritage Foundation, Young America’s Foundation, the Charles Koch Institute, and the Civitas Institute. He writes to spread the ideals of the Grand Old Party and to reinforce the notion that a “government that governs least, governs best.” Frank has recently taken the LSAT and plans to attend Law School in Fall 2017.

PAIGE ROBERTS: Layout and Copy Editor


Paige Roberts is a junior from Clemmons, North Carolina double majoring in English and Strategic Communication with a History minor. In addition to working on the Review, she is the Director of Marketing and Branding for the UNC College Republicans, a Social Media and Marketing Intern with the UNC General Alumni Association, and the Founder and President of the Alpha Phi Psi Chapter of Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society. Paige is an alumna of the Epsilon Psi chapter of Gamma Phi Beta sorority. She enjoys painting and design, editing, writing, and is an avid reader. She plans to attend graduate school to pursue Strategic Communication and Marketing.

ANA GABRIELA DELGADO HUALDE: Associate Editor and Secretary


Ana Delgado is a junior at Carolina originally from Caracas, Venezuela, but she currently travels home to Charlotte, NC. She is studying Political Science and Peace, War, and Defense here at UNC. After graduation, she wants to pursue a law degree and eventually practice within the policy realm in Washington. Aside from the Review, Ana is involved with College Republicans, Phi Alpha Delta, the Carolina Latino/a Collaborative, and CHispa here on campus. This spring semester she is actually studying abroad in Berlin, Germany. Make sure to follow her series: A Carolina Conservative Abroad in the monthly editions of the Review! GO HEELS!

WILL RIERSON: Associate Editor


Will Rierson is a junior Public Relations and Political Science double major from Winston-Salem, NC.  After serving for two and a half years as a staff writer with the Review, Will was selected as an Associate Editor in January 2017. In addition to his involvement with the Review, he is an Eagle Scout and serves as Administrative Vice Chair of the UNC College Republicans. Will is currently running for Treasurer of the North Carolina Federation of College Republicans.


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Hinton Carter is a sophomore from Wilmington, NC by way of Powellsville, a small town in Northeastern North Carolina. He plans to be a Business Administration major with a minor in German. In addition, he is the treasurer of the College Republicans and is the outreach chair of Christians United for Israel. Outside of the review, he is an Eagle Scout, an avid Guitar player, and a true born and bred Tar Heel!


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Jackson Valentine is a junior from Nashville, North Carolina double majoring in Political Science and Music Performance. When not writing, Jackson performs with the Marching Tar Heels, UNC’s marching band.

JAKE RIGGS: Staff Writer


Jake Riggs is a senior Economics and Political Science double major from Charlotte, North Carolina. In addition to writing for the Review, he also serves as President of Christians United for Israel and acts as outreach chair for the College Republicans. In his spare time, Jake enjoys writing, playing music, and practicing mixed martial arts. He makes time to write for the Carolina Review because he feels strongly that conservative ideas are ideas worth sharing, especially here at UNC.



Sydney Persing is a sophomore Political Science and Journalism double major from Livingston, NJ. In addition to her involvement with the Carolina Review, Sydney is a member of the University of North Carolina Women’s Fencing Team and spent her last summer interning for Fox News in New York.



Sami Snellings is a freshman from Highlands Ranch, Colorado. Sami is excited about her first year on staff with the Carolina Review and has already contributed a number of great pieces to our issues. She is currently undecided on a major, but looks forward to exploring her interests in academics here at Carolina over the next few years.



Wyatt McNamara is an english major from New Durham, New Hampshire.  Wyatt recently joined our staff in September of 2016 and has already made quite the impact with numerous hard-hitting articles discussing the hypocrisy of leftists on campus.



Damian Walker is a junior from Charlotte, North Carolina double majoring in Economics and Political Science. In addition to his involvement with the Review, he is involved with the Carolina College Republicans, the Tar Heel Rifle and Gun Club, he previously interned at the NC Office of the Governor and currently serves as a NC Internship Councilman for the NC Department of Administration’s Youth Advocacy Involvement Office. Damian hopes to attend law school upon graduation.


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Danielle Adler is a junior from Charlotte pursuing a double major in Peace, War, and Defense and Political Science with a History minor. In addition to writing for the Review, she serves on the College Republicans outreach committee, Pi Beta Phi new member and leadership/nominating committees, and is the current campus liaison for Heels for Israel. Upon graduation, she plans on pursing a career path in Washington DC to continue her passion for politics and advocacy work. It’s always a GDTBATH!


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Richard Wheeler is a junior Political Science major from Wake Forest, North Carolina. He is especially interested in issues of international politics, economics, and trade. Richard is involved in various other organizations on campus such as College Republicans, Student Government, and the Tar Heel Rifle and Pistol Club. He works as a lifeguard, soccer referee, and leads expeditions through the Outdoor Recreation Center.

MEGAN COOKE: Staff Writer

Megan Cooke is a junior Math major. She recently joined staff in February 2017 and looks forward to a great tenure with the Review.



Alumnus Benjamin Smith hails from Statesville, North Carolina and double majored in History and Political Science. He is the Vice Chair Emeritus of the College Republicans and the CRDaily Editor Emeritus (a role now transitioned into the Online Editor). He wrote to promote conservative values and to educate the student body on important issues. For those who enjoy his thought-provoking articles, he went on to write for The American Spectator, The Daily Signal, and The Washington Examiner where he continued to promote freedom and liberty.


Alumnus Peter McClelland is the Chair Emeritus of the College Republicans.  He majored in Political Science and History with a minor in Hispanic Studies. He wrote for CRDaily and the Carolina Review to promote the message of liberty and to keep the UNC student organizations and institutions on their toes. He is now the Chairman of the Log Cabin Republicans of North Carolina and a student at Elon University School of Law.


Alumnus David Ortiz went on to Law School at the University of Virginia. While at Carolina, David served as Editor-in-Chief of the Carolina Review to expose fellow students to intellectual conservatism and various philosophies of the right.


2 thoughts on “Staff

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    Dante Smith

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