The Chicago Carolina Club is your source for UNC related social, networking, athletic, educational and service opportunities. Whether it’s through a Tar Heel Service Day project, our regular ACC Happy Hours or simply watching a Carolina game with friends, let the Chicago Carolina Club be your connection to Carolina, right at home.

Our club is recognized year after year by the General Alumni Association as an Old Well Club which is the top level of Carolina Clubs. This means that we work hard to provide a variety of events and activities to keep YOU connected to local Tar Heels . We can’t wait to meet you at our next event.

We’re always looking for new friends who share our love for Chapel Hill, so get in touch today and reconnect with your Carolina family.

Current Volunteers

Rakela Weber – Clone
Rakela Weber '16
Club Leader
Public Relations & Public Policy

Rakela is our current Club Leader and works at Huron. She organizes the club's chairs and our website and social media pages. When she's not riding with the #UNCalumni Peloton hashtag, you can catch her with a blue cup at Joe's.

Lexi Cappalli – Clone
Lexi Cappalli '16
Game Watch Chair

Lexi is our current Game Watch Chair and works at Kantar. She organizes all our UNC game watches at Joe's on Weed St. and helps us meet our annual scholarship fundraising goal.

Meredith Richard
Meredith Richard '15
Arts Chair

Meredith is our current Arts Chair and works in nonprofit consulting at Campbell & Company. She is a lifelong lover of the arts and organizes opportunities for Tar Heels to enjoy Chicago's vibrant arts and culture scene.

Liz Hinic
Liz Hinic '17
Programming Chair

Liz is our Programming Chair and works in consulting. She organizes talks where people can bond over topics of shared interest. She also lived in China for a couple of years, loves trying new foods, and loves to do yoga.

Andrew Dodd
Andrew Dodd '17
Social Chair

Andrew graduated from UNC in 2017 with a degree in economics and currently serves as our club Social Chair. He has lived in Chicago since 2019 and works at Piper Sandler. Outside of work and his continued UNC fandom, Andrew is a foodie who enjoys exploring the city and trying new restaurants.

Eliza Krans
Eliza Krans '21
Intramural/Co-Social Chair

Eliza is our current Intramural/Co-Social Chair and she works as a Creative Strategist at Merkle. She helps organize the club's intramural teams and schedule social events. She loves cheering on the Tar Heels and the Carolina Hurricanes as well as playing soccer and keeping up with friends/family back in NC.