Amneris Solano

Assistant Director for Communications

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Amneris Solano guides and implements strategic communications and public relations for the Kenan Fellows Program’s broad network of Fellows, mentors, alumni, educators, and supporters. These strategies include but are not limited to messaging and branding, internal communications, digital marketing, and social media management to promote the program and drive growth. She also serves as the Managing Editor for the Kenan Fellows Program’s Journal of Interdisciplinary Teacher Leadership, an online peer-reviewed scholarly publication that focuses on topical issues in K-12 education.

Previously, Ms. Solano served as the Communications and Government Affairs Specialist for the NC Sustainable Energy Association. Her communications career began as a daily newspaper reporter covering education, the military, local government, and breaking news in Eastern NC.

Ms. Solano is the 2009 recipient of The Fayetteville Observer’s Pat Reese Fellowship and the first place winner of the 2010 NC Press Association Award in Education Reporting. She holds a B.A. in English from NC State University and a certificate in Design Communication Arts from UCLA Extension. Currently, she is enrolled in the MS in Communication program at NC State.