McNair Staff

The Interim Director of the McNair Program, Rosa Fonseca

Rosa Fonseca MA, MPA

Program Director


Rosa Fonseca joined the UNT McNair team in August 2011, having been a UNT McNair Scholar herself. She has earned two masters’ degrees, one in Political Science, and the other in Public Administration. Rosa oversees the day-to-day operations of the program, and coordinates with the staff to ensure the success of our scholars.  Outside of the office, she enjoys spending time with her husband and children and going to the movies.

Picture of Laila Reis

Laila Reis BBA

Program Project Coordinator


Laila Reis is a proud Canadian who relocated to Texas from Kansas in 2018.  Prior to parenthood she worked in the corporate world before moving into public education, where she enjoys supporting students and helping them achieve success, grow as individuals, and excel educationally.  Outside of the campus she spends time drinking tea and reading, often venturing outdoors to hike with her dogs and children.

Lily Geilhausen BA

Program Assistant


Lily Geilhausen is originally from Lubbock, Texas. Recently, she graduated from Midwestern State University with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. Currently she’s a graduate student here at UNT working towards a master’s degree in counseling.