Chloe Yopp joined the East Coast Greenway Alliance staff Monday as the organization’s summer communications intern. During her time in this position, Yopp will assist the communications team with writing and promoting content about the various work the organization does.
The annual internship is a part of the APPLES service-learning program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, which helps connect students with nonprofits around North Carolina so they are able to gain real-world, professional experiences.
“I’m looking forward to joining the East Coast Greenway team this summer and learning more about the communications world through hands-on experiences,” Yopp said. Yopp is excited for the opportunity to learn more about the Greenway's work and to gain experience in nonprofit communications.
Yopp is a rising senior at UNC-Chapel Hill majoring in Public Relations/Advertising in the Hussman School of Journalism and Media, with a second major in Sport Administration. She hopes to one day use her experiences to work in sports communication.
Growing up in Raleigh, North Carolina, Yopp had access to a greenway right in her backyard. She frequently took walks with her family and friends around the Triangle area, utilizing the Capital Area Greenway System. Yopp graduated from Enloe Magnet High School in 2018, where she was editor-in-chief of the yearbook staff.
Yopp has spent her past two summers as a day camp counselor with City of Raleigh Parks and Recreation at Jaycee Community Center. She loves working with children and getting to see the world through their eyes.
During her time at UNC, Yopp has been involved with various groups on campus. She joined Carolina For The Kids as a public relations committee member in 2018, and was the media relations chair for the organization during the 2020-2021 school year. Carolina For The Kids is the largest student-run nonprofit in North Carolina and helps to provide emotional, medical and financial support for the patients and families at UNC Children’s.
Yopp also works as an advertising assistant at The Daily Tar Heel, UNC’s independent student newspaper, where she helps manage advertising requests, posts on social media and communicates with clients. One afternoon a week, Yopp tutors children at local Orange County community centers with an organization called Helping Youth by Providing Enrichment (HYPE).
In her free time, Yopp loves to spend time with her friends, family and pets. If you want to find her on UNC’s campus, she is probably spending time at any UNC sporting event. Yopp’s favorite memories at Carolina include attending the UNC-Duke basketball game in 2019, witnessing Roy Williams’ final game as head coach in the Dean E. Smith Center and watching UNC field hockey win its third national championship in a row in May 2021.
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