The Carolina Bonner Leaders Program is housed at the Campus Y, UNC’s center for social justice and social innovation.
Director of the Bonner Leaders Program and Assistant Director of the Campus Y
Yalitza is a double Tar Heel, having earned from UNC a Masters in Social Work in 2014 and a B.A. in Psychology and Spanish in 2005. Between studies, Yalitza has worked for Carolina on local, statewide, and global projects in the areas of program evaluation, early childhood education, high-quality instruction, educational access, asset development, and financial empowerment. As part of her field work and in partnership with Volunteers for Youth, Yalitza taught a service-learning course for Buckley Public Service Scholars in the SMART Mentoring program. For over a decade she volunteered in the community with organizations such as the Orange County Literacy Council, Girls on the Run of the Triangle, former Family Violence Prevention Center, and Chapel Hill/Carrboro City Schools. Most recently, she was at Durham’s Partnership for Children working to ensure high-quality standards and compliance for funded partners, build strong partnerships within communities, and engage families and communities in leadership and advocacy. Yalitza lives in Durham with her husband and daughter.
Campus Y Director
Richard Harrill is the founder and board chair of Demokratikus Ifjusagert Alapitvany (DIA), a non- profit organization located in Budapest, Hungary, which has been working for more than a decade to develop a policy and programming infrastructure for youth service and civic engagement across Central Europe.
Between 2007 and 2009, Harrill was the Director for Europe of the Public Interest Law Institute in Budapest. For five years prior, Harrill was a visiting professor of political studies at Bard College in New York, where he also served as the Director of Bard’s Program on Globalization and International Affairs (BGIA) in Manhattan, which he helped Bard to adapt to the Central European University in Budapest and the University of the Witswatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Campus Y Business Manager
Christine Arnsberger, originally from Germany, has lived in the U.S. since 1994. She’s been living in Carrboro with her husband, daughter and Cat for the past 15 years. Before she’s been living in several intentional communities in Germany, Denmark and the U.S.
Throughout her professional career Christine has worked as a Paralegal for several Law Firms in the Triangle area, with a major emphasis on Affordable Housing; Bankruptcy; and Intellectual Property Law. She enjoys working at the Campus Y as the Business Manager, interacting with students, faculty, staff and visitors.
Christine has a BA in Sociology and MA in German Literature from the University of Bielefeld, Germany; a Law/Paralegal Degree from Germany, as well as a Paralegal Degree from Meredith College.