Class of 2025
Reginaldo Howard Scholar

Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia

Major: Public Policy
Minors: Economics and Psychology

Hobbies: Golfing and Fencing, watching commentary videos, coaching sports, playwriting and listening to jazz.

Why Duke?

Duke University attracted me through its appreciation of learning inside and outside the classroom, whether it is taking House Courses or Duke Engage. In terms of academics, I am excited to be a part of the Public Policy Department. My motivation to major in Public Policy stems from knowing that we need more than individual actions to solve systemic problems.

Being named a Reginaldo Howard Scholar has been such a blessing by enabling me to afford a Duke education and having a close-knit group of fellow scholars. I want to move on to postgraduate studies, whether that be pursuing a J.D. or a Ph.D. However, this scholarship is so much more than just the financial aspects. The Reginaldo Scholarship comes with a group of students with a sense of camaraderie. Even with finalist week being virtual my senior year, they made me feel supported and wanted, which was a critical factor for me selecting Duke.