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2015-2016 Carolina Law VITA Staff


Tyler Lohse (tlohse@live.unc.edu)

Tyler is third-year law student at UNC, and this is his third year participating in the VITA program. He graduated from Vanderbilt University with a degree in Economics and Spanish.

Please e-mail Tyler with any general questions.

Head Site Coordinators

Nancy Wang (nwang94@live.unc.edu)

Nancy is an incoming UNC MAC Student of Class of 2017. She is currently an Undergraduate at UNC studying Information Science. Aside from volunteer work and school, Nancy enjoys traveling the world and playing with her two ferrets! She will be joining RSM (previously known as McGladrey, LLP) as a Tax Intern this upcoming summer.

Kristina Cheung (kristina_cheung@kenan-flagler.unc.edu)

Kristina is a senior here at UNC, majoring in Business Administration and Classics. She has volunteered with VITA for the past 3 years, and is excited to continue giving back this year. Aside from volunteering and participating in other student groups on campus, Kristina is currently spending most of her time planning her post-graduation road trip around the US.

Director of Volunteers

Christian Molander-Barraza (cbarraza@live.unc.edu)

Christian is currently a second-year law student at the University of North Carolina School of Law. He graduated from the University of Miami with a degree in Accounting. He enjoys traveling and watching sporting events when he is not buried in law casebooks.

Email Christian if you're interested in becoming a volunteer for the 2016 tax-filing season or if you'd like to be added to the VITA listserv.

Client Intake Coordinator

Chen Wang (chen0622@live.unc.edu)

Chen (Annie) is a sophomore at UNC, majoring in MDS and Pre-Business. She has joined and volunteered in VITA since freshmen year and is willing to help more clients this year! Moreover, she loves reading, travelling, and swimming, and of course a big fan of UNC's basketball team! She hopes to help and meet different kinds of people while volunteering in VITA.

Email Annie with taxpayer inquiries or how to sign up as a client.

UNC Master of Accounting Liaisons

Will Leland (will_leland@kenan-flagler.unc.edu)

Will is currently in the UNC Master of Accounting Program. He graduated from UNC with a degree in History. This is his first year with VITA and is excited to serve the community. He is a big fan of UNC athletics and the Carolina Panthers.

Jeremy Winters (jeremy_winters@kenan-flagler.unc.edu)

Foreign Student Committee

Coordinator: Yibing Chen (yibingc@live.unc.edu)

Yibing is currently a student of Kenan-Flagler’s Master of Accounting Program. After volunteering at VITA foreign student clinics last Spring, she became passionate about VITA and is willing to help more people. She enjoys traveling and has been to Japan, Vietnam, Australia, Mexico, and many cities in U.S. Her next expected destination is Europe!


Chen Wang (chen0622@live.unc.edu)

Zicong Chen (zicong@live.unc.edu)

Email Yibing if you are a foreign student and would like more information about how to sign up as a client.


Mushi Zhang (mushiz@live.unc.edu)

Mushi is currently a Master of Accounting candidate at Kenan-Flagler Business School. Other than studying and working as a teaching assistant, he also enjoys soccer, snowboarding, and soccer (2x). He has been serving VITA clients during his undergraduate studies here at UNC, and is excited to continue giving back to the community.


Jihe Koo (koojihe@live.unc.edu)

Jihe Koo is an Econ Major and enjoys skiing, baking and traveling.

Tax Law Chair

This position is open; there will be an application process next year. Please contact Tyler if you are interested in more information.

Please contact Tyler if you are a Tax Law attorney and are interested in coming to UNC Law to talk with students interested in that career path, or if you are a part of a Tax/Tax Law organization elsewhere and would like to set up social events.

Academic Advisor

Kathleen Thomas

IRS Certified VITA Volunteers

All our volunteers are IRS certified at, a minimum, the Basic level. We also have select volunteers who are certified in Foreign Student and Scholar returns (US nonresident returns). If you fall into this category, please email Ben Zhao, so that we can set up a time when someone who is certified in this category will be available.

Our designated quality reviewers are certified at either the Basic or Advanced levels, with the majority being certified at the Advanced level. Our Site Coordinators are certified at all levels.

Contact Us

If you are interested in becoming a client, please see our For Taxpayers and FAQs pages. If you are interested in volunteering, please see our TWEN page on Westlaw and our For Volunteers page.

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