Janet_PhotoManager, Phillips Ambassador Program

Office: FedEx Global Education Center, GEC 2009-A
Phone: (919) 801-8283
Email: janet_walters@unc.edu

Janet Walters is the Manager of the Phillips Ambassadors Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Janet oversees an annual scholarship cycle supporting 25-30 undergraduates and one graduate student for study abroad in Asia each year. She has been with the Phillips Ambassadors Program since 2009.

Prior to coming to UNC, Janet worked in journalism and educational media, including The Denver Post, Reuters NewMedia, and Scholastic Inc. Early in her career she worked for Fukutake Publishing (now Benesse) in New York, creating an English-language magazine for children based on the company’s Japanese model.

Janet was highly involved in the early years of the Mandarin dual language program in Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools and is a parent of two children in the program. She credits her experience with the dual language program for increasing her awareness and interest in Asia.

Originally from Denver, Janet completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, WA, and holds a master’s of education from Harvard University.