Christiane Burkins

Director of Mentorship and Research (Morganton)


Joined NCSSM in January 2024

Christiane Burkins is the Director of Mentorship and Research for our Morganton campus. Before joining NCSSM in March 2024, she served as Internship and Partnership Coordinator at the Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science and Technology in Lawrenceville, Georgia. At the Gwinnett School, she managed a year-long, STEM-based internship program for 250+ seniors and also coordinated a quarterly STEM speaker series which hosted professionals from academia and industry. Prior to becoming an educator, Christiane held various director positions in communications, marketing and human resources. She earned her bachelor’s in English from Presbyterian College, and her Master of Arts in Teaching from Georgia State University. In her spare time, Christiane studies and writes about food anthropology, and enjoys cooking, hiking, reading, and spending time with her family and dogs.

BA, English, Presbyterian College
MAT, Georgia State University

Mentorship and Research

Emily Churchman

Teaching Assistant

Collyn Gaffney

Instructor of Mentorship & Research

Letitia Hubbard

Instructor of Engineering and Mentorship

Brenda Kapingidza

Teaching Assistant

Zoe Loh

Teaching Assistant

Taylor Nguyen

Data Management Specialist

Ashlyn Rickard

Teaching Assistant

Esha Shah

Program Assistant

Sarah Shoemaker

Director of Mentorship and Research (Durham)

Mary Slawter

Coordinator of Mentorship and Research

Bobby Warren


Kendal Win

Program Assistant