Class of 2026


Hometown: Ribeirão Preto, Brazil

Majors: I plan to major in Political Science with a certificate in Journalism and Media Studies.

Hobbies: Learning the stories of people and places, documenting ideas through writing and photography, creating really specific music playlists, traveling (trying out new food!), and socioenvironmental activism.

Why Duke?

Unlike any other school, everyone I talked to from Duke had the same word to describe their experience: happy. A simple word, but one that made me sure Duke was the right fit for me. Here, I get to explore my passions inside and outside the classroom, within a truly collaborative community. Plus, I loved the interdisciplinary approach of the Trinity curriculum and the opportunities made available to us even before arriving on campus. Being a Karsh scholar also means Duke trusts my potential, and further enriches my college journey by giving me the chance to represent my country and learn from a diverse cohort!