Young Black Alumni Networking and Panel Discussion

Tuesday, Feb. 23 | 6 p.m. (EST)

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Hey, #UNC21: Click in with us for an evening of networking and discussion featuring four amazing young, Black #UNCAlumni in celebration of Black History Month. Erika N. Jones ’07 (law), Eric Campbell ’12 (investing), Alexis Davis ’13 (social media) and Lauren Caldwell Lea ’14 (fashion) will be with us so be sure to check out their full bios below. RSVP, and meet them on Tuesday.

Erika N. Jones, Esq.

Erika N. Jones graduated from the UNC with a bachelor of arts and her Juris Doctorate degrees. Erika began her legal career as an assistant district attorney at the New Hanover County District Attorney’s Office in Wilmington, where she tried hundreds of cases in criminal district court, juvenile delinquency court and drug treatment court. Erika also prosecuted felony domestic violence cases ranging from felony stalking to first-degree murder in superior court. Currently, Erika is an assistant attorney general at the N.C. Department of Justice in Raleigh, where she splits her time between complex civil litigation involving eminent domain and representing the State of N.C. in criminal appeals to the N.C. Court of Appeals and the N.C. Supreme Court. Erika is also active in several organizations: UNC Law Pro Bono Alumni Board, Capital City Lawyers Association, Wake County Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Pro Bono Committee, Wake County Bar Association Committee for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, 10th Judicial District Bar Grievance Committee and UNC’s Prosecutors and Politics Project.

Eric Campbell

Eric is the managing partner at Value Investment Group, a private family office focused on influencer-backed private equity and value investing. He’s invested in over 30 companies with six exits to date, including Draft kings, Voyager, Airbnb, Pinterest, Lyft and Wish. Prior to VC, Eric worked at Google and then Uber for almost four years. At Uber, he was responsible for regional operations and strategy for the Middle East and Africa.



Alexis Davis '13

Alexis Davis ’13 is a connector, speaker and social media educator with a penchant for creating communities wherever she goes. She is the founder and CEO of The Content Plug, a social media management firm dedicated to helping small businesses, start-ups and non-profit organizations boost their online presence and grow their businesses through social media. Alexis holds a B.A. in public relations from UNC’s Hussman School of Journalism and Media. During her time at Carolina, she was a leader in numerous organizations, named the Harvey Beech Outstanding Senior of the Year and was the president of the Black Student Movement from 2012-13.

Lauren Caldwell Lea

Lauren Caldwell Lea is an early career brand marketer and emerging fashion entrepreneur driven by growing African American representation in brands, organizations and industries.

A native of Winston-Salem, Lauren attended UNC where she was an active member of several campus organizations and a member of the All-Girl Cheerleading team. After graduating with a B.S. in Business Administration and concentration in marketing, Lauren moved to Houston to begin her marketing career with ExxonMobil. Since 2015, Lauren has served in various sales and marketing roles supporting ExxonMobil’s retail fuels business and is currently a global brand advisor supporting strategic brand initiatives globally. In 2020, Lauren founded The Caldwell Collection, an online retail store selling women’s clothing ‘For the Fashionable Fan,’ alongside her mother and brother. Their first color collection features a line of clothing in the one-of-a-kind shade, Carolina blue.

Aside from her careers in marketing and fashion, Lauren is enjoying newlywed life with her husband, Terrell Lea, and anxiously awaiting the arrival of their first child in August.

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