Dr. Solér is the research and development lead for competency-based education for the University of North Carolina. Her work helps to clear the path to success for institutions across UNC’s 17 campuses as faculty and staff consider, design and implement competency-based degree programs and certificates. Dr. Solér provides business modeling assistance, communication and program development support, and curricular redesign strategies toward the successful launch and implementation of campus programs investigating student mastery of learning objectives at a personalized pace. She assists staff and faculty across the system in support of online and alternative learning pedagogies. Solér earned a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and an MBA from Wake Forest University Schools of Business. Later, Solér was awarded the Ph.D. In Cultural Studies/Critical Theory and Analysis from the School of Education at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She is a past fellow in the Institute for Emerging Leadership in Online Learning co-sponsored by Penn State World Campus and the Online Learning Consortium, and also a past fellow from the Institute for Educational Leadership in Washington DC.