Ronaka joined the TEAL office in May 2015 as an Administrative Support Specialist with a concentration on Teacher Education Licensure, and is currently the TEAL Office Manager. Prior to her arrival at UNC Charlotte, she spent the previous five years as an Administrative Assistant with the Virginia Tech Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science (ICTAS), where she coordinated event planning and served as the assistant to both the Outreach and Facilities Directors. Ronaka holds a CCL in Computer Aided Drafting from Bevill State Community College and attended Jacksonville State University.
As the TEAL Office Manager, Ronaka serves as the budget manager for the TEAL office, manages the TEAL database, processes all COED admittance applications and change of major/minor submissions and coordinates all other general office operations.
Ronaka enjoys spending time with her husband and their two Pugs, and enjoys going back home to Hamilton, AL and Myrtle Beach, SC to visit family members. She is an avid reader, video gamer and animal lover who loves traveling (especially visiting the beach). Her dream vacation is to one day visit Costa Rica, the native home of her favorite animal, the three-toed sloth.