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2016-2017 Carolina Law IRS VITA BOARD


Josephine Kim (josephine@unc.edu)

Josephine is a third-year student at UNC School of Law focusing on corporate and IP law. She graduated from the University of Washington in 2011.

Vice President

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

Christian is a third-year law student at the UNC School of Law. He graduated from the University of Miami in 2014 with a degree in Accounting.

Head Site Coordinators

Eric Liberatore (ekl@live.unc.edu)

Eric is a second-year student at UNC School of Law. He previously earned an M.S. in Management—Strategic Leadership from New England College and a B.S. in Accounting and Finance from Bridgewater State University.

Matt Meinel (meinelmj@live.unc.edu)

Matt is a second-year student at UNC School of Law focusing on technology and corporate law. He graduated from Vanderbilt University in 2013.

Raquelle LeBlanc (raquelle@live.unc.edu)

Raquelle is a sophomore at UNC planning to major in business at Kenan-Flagler.

Volunteer Coordinator

Justin Mims (mimsj@live.unc.edu)

Justin is a second-year law student at UNC School of Law focusing on business and corporate law. He graduated from the University of South Carolina in 2013 with a major in Business Economics and Management.

Email Justin if you are interested in becoming a volunteer for the 2017 tax-filing season or if you would like to be added to the VITA listserv.

Client Intake Coordinator

Farrah Raja (fraja@live.unc.edu)

Farrah Raja is a second-year student at UNC School of Law. Farrah is interested in pursuing a career in health law. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2013.

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

UNC Master of Accounting Liaison

Nancy Wang (nwang94@live.unc.edu)

Nancy is a Master of Accounting student at UNC. She graduated with her BSIS at UNC-Chapel Hill in May of 2016, and will graduate with her Master's degree in May of 2017. Nancy will be starting as a Tax Associate at RSM LLP in the Fall of 2017.

Foreign Student Committee

Coordinator: Danny Budasoff (ndbudasoff@unc.edu)

Danny is a second-year student at the UNC School of Law focusing on taxation, securities, and bankruptcy law. Prior to law school, he worked as a paralegal for the IRS Office of Chief Counsel. He graduated from Wake Forest University in 2008.

Member: Rebecca Huang(xianya@live.unc.edu)

Rebecca is a senior at Kenan-Flagler at UNC-Chapel Hill. She is a business major concentrating in Consulting and Multinational Finance.

Marketing Committee

Coordinator: Elizabeth Fleischer (efleisch@live.unc.edu)

Elizabeth is a senior at UNC Chapel Hill double-majoring in business journalism and peace, war, and defense and minoring in Islamic and Middle Eastern studies.

Members: Mingyue Wei(mingyue@live.unc.edu)

Mingyue (Eva) is a sophomore at UNC. She majors in Mathematical Decision Sciences and minors in Computer Science.

Rebecca Huang (xianya@live.unc.edu)


Chen Wang (chen0622@live.unc.edu)

Chen (Annie) is a junior undergraduate at UNC, majoring in Business Administration and Mathematical Decision Science. She was the client intake coordinator last semester and is now the treasurer of the committee.

Academic Advisor

Patricia Bryan

Henry P. Brandis Professor of Law (plbryan@email.unc.edu)

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 Danny Budasoff, 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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