Class of 2025
Reginaldo Howard Scholar

Hometown: Goffstown, New Hampshire

Academic Interests: Psychology, Public Policy, Social Change and Human Rights

Hobbies: I'm committed to social justice and activism. Whenever I get the chance, I try to attend protests and dedicate my time to the Black Lives Matter movement. I also spend a lot of my time volunteering with youth organizations, such as Special Olympics and Boys & Girls Club. I have a passion for poetry and creative writing that I hope to further develop in my free time. 

Why Duke?

I am lucky to be surrounded by powerful and strong Black women. Yet, it isn't lost on me that for women, (and especially Black women) our access to education, equitable pay, and health care resources is constantly in jeopardy. This inequity is the reason why I was drawn not only to Duke University, but to the work of Professor Sarah Gaither. Her research on multiracial identities is extremely important, especially in today's world.  I also think her research on cohabitating with roommates of diverse backgrounds is an important step in combating racism at the collegiate level. I wanted to attend a university that has made diversity and inclusion their cornerstone. Duke's commitment to social justice and education was one of the few reasons I believed the university is the school for me. The Reggie Scholarship further showed me just how important activism is to Duke. The fact that this school makes an effort to honor students who have dedicated their time to reform, speaks volumes.