Class of 2023
A.B. Duke Scholar

Hometown: Rockville, Maryland

Major: Political Science
Minors: Economics and Music

Hobbies: Tennis, classical music and music theory, making animal-shaped pastries

Extracurricular Activities: Internship(s)/job(s), Undergraduate research, student groups and clubs, athletics (varsity, intramural, club). The Internship(s)/job(s) include: Private Equity Intern at DUMAC and Investment Analyst Intern at Monomoy Capital Partners. The groups included the Duke Impact Investing Group (Partner) and Duke Club Tennis (Vice President).

Research: My research focused on the influences of Soviet politics on the compositions of Dmitri Shostakovich and Sergei Prokofiev. My advisor was Dr. Bryan Gilliam, who is a professor emeritus in the Music department.

Tell us about your Duke experience:

I am a current senior studying political science, economics, and music. I am also an avid enthusiast of The Office, composer Dmitri Shostakovich, and anything bread-related. Outside of school, I serve as Partner for the Duke Impact Investing Group, an undergraduate business organization that provides hands-on, real-world opportunities for students to engage in the intersection between impact and business, including an entirely student-run $100k investment fund! I am also Vice President of Duke's Club Tennis team, and have been fortunate to represent Duke during various tournaments around the Southeast over my last four years.

Finally, of course, I have had the privilege and honor to be a part of the A.B. community, among a community of students who have inspired me on everything from my major to local restaurant recommendations, and a community of staff who have supported me in actualizing academic passions in ways I could have never imagined. I'm incredibly grateful to the A.B. for surrounding me with people who provide unwavering support for my intellectual and personal ambitions, while constantly challenging me to strive for the next adventure in life.