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Jurisdiction: Upper Coastal COG

University: UNC-Chapel Hill

Hometown: Wilson, NC

Yasharth Singh is the LFNC Fellow for the Upper Coast Plain Council of Governments in Wilson, NC. Yasharth graduated from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in 2022. While at Chapel Hill, he managed a Student Body President Campaign, did research in Genetics, and volunteered at hospitals and as a tutor at local middle schools. He is from Wilson, North Carolina and is excited to return to his hometown and work to improve his home community.

On his future: When I first heard about LFNC, it seemed like the perfect opportunity to do work that has an impact I can see firsthand. Spending a year in my hometown and being with friends and family while gaining vital experience learning how to truly make change in my community is an amazing opportunity. I hope to use this experience and the skills I gain towards postgraduate ventures such as a masters program or employment.


Blog Posts

Serving Where I Grew Up

by Yasharth Singh

One of the most interesting aspects about my fellowship is that it allows me to work for the county that I was raised in. Growing up, I attended sports camps at the local recreation center, attended the local public schools, and visited local fairs and festivals. Seeing this community from …