Center for Housing and Community Engagement

Undergraduate Research Assistants

IRIS FLOVIN – Guilford County Solution to the Opioid Problem (GCSTOP)



Iris Flovin

Flovin is an undergraduate student studying Public Health. She has been on the dean’s list multiple semesters at UNCG. She received the Patterson Scholarship and is a member the national Public Health honorary Eta Sigma Gamma. Her interests include chronic disease and health policy. She hopes to be involved in finding relief for chronic pain without feeding the nations opioid problem. Through her work with GCSTOP she wants to learn more about the needs of those with pain and other conditions who use opiates or have stopped.  She will graduate in the spring of 2019. When not working with CHCS she enjoys time outside and working on craft projects.





EMILY THOUIN – Local Food Promotion Program (LFPP)

Emily Thouin

Emily Thouin is a recent graduate of the University of North Carolina Greensboro with her Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology. Emily has been working with the Center for Housing and Community Studies for over a year on the Local Food Promotion Program based on food entrepreneurship in Greensboro. She has a special interest in food security, preventative health care, and mental health advocacy. Her future plans are to obtain a post-baccalaureate degree in Biology and then further her education in a Physician Assistants program. Emily has a passion for helping people and believes in, “meeting people where they are and not where you want them to be.”