Reverse Diversity Panel

Wednesday, March 29, 2023, 3:00 - 4:30 pm

McKnight Hall, UNC Charlotte Cone Center

Reverse Diversity Panel 2023

Theme: Redefining Professionalism

Wednesday, March 29, 2023 | 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

McKnight Hall, UNC Charlotte Cone Center

Coordinated by the University Career Center, this annual event started in Spring 2022 and focuses on UNC Charlotte's diverse student population. Students are in the spotlight as panelists and the employers are the audience! Students will give their opinions and ideas on recruitment, engagement on campus, and much more! Come support your fellow students and meet the panelists and employers for a quick, casual 30 minute networking session to close out the event!

The student panel is composed of a select group of students representing a diverse set of identities at Charlotte and will be moderated by Anna-Marie Foster (alumna of UNC Charlotte) from Bank of America.

All are welcome to attend this event!


3:00 – 4:00 PM Student Panel

4:00 – 4:30 PM Networking

Important Information:

Business casual is recommended.
Event is free for all and open to students/alumni, staff, faculty from any college/university, and the public.
No registration is required, RSVP is available in Hire-A-Niner

Thank you to our co-sponsors of this event: Bank of America and AvidXchange.

Meet the Panelists:

Mahrukh Maqsood

Mahrukh Maqsood is a graduate student pursuing a master’s in communication studies. Hailing from Lahore, Pakistan, which is identified as a “multicultural” and “literary” city, Mahrukh has a special disposition for sharing her own learning and understanding new cultures. Mahrukh is always enthusiastic about guiding new students through their graduate studies and life. She has been a DAAD (Germany) cultural ambassador representing Pakistan and currently serves as the president of two graduate student associations, Communication Studies Graduate Students Association (CSGSA) and Expanding Your Horizons. Mahrukh is passionate about advocating for food equity and religious freedom in Charlotte.

Steve Muir

Steve Muir is a master’s student at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, studying Ethics & Applied Philosophy with a focus on healthcare. Within this field, he has worked on projects to increase trans competency, particularly those that value input from individuals with lived experience alongside medical expertise, and projects that attempt to map the phenomena of alternative medicine within the United States. As both a medically transitioning man and diagnosed schizophrenic, Steve Muir is dedicated to finding interventions for those who fall through the cracks due to being multiply marginalized, and building systems of care that operate from non-carceral and anti-capitalist frameworks.

Taylan N Murray

Taylan N. Murray is a sophomore at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte majoring in Psychology and intends to minor in women and gender studies and public health.

Salem Pingel

Salem Pingel is a transgender man of color planning to major in graphic design and minor in psychology at UNC Charlotte. The youngest of a family of five, Salem loves music and animals and hopes to be a graphic artist or art therapist after graduation.

Jillian Teeters

Jillian Teeters is a junior at UNC Charlotte who studies biology and minors in chemistry and outdoor adventure leadership. She has experience working at summer camps in North Carolina and will be spending this upcoming summer working for She Summits Co. in Bangor, Maine. Her advocacy focuses on LGBTQ+ issues, women and gender minorities, as well as invisible disabilities. She hopes to work in the field of outdoor adventure education and become a Wilderness EMT after graduation.