Class of 2022
Truman Scholar
Mount Vernon Leadership Fellow

Hometown: Parkland, Florida

Majors: Political Science and History

Certificate: Child Research Policy

Hobbies: Constitutional Law, Medieval Castles, Gun Violence Prevention, Civic Engagement, Speech & Debate, Voting Rights, Latin, Historical Preservation

Tell us about your Duke experience:

I am double majoring in political science and history. My research interests are at the intersection of juvenile justice, gun violence, and civic engagement.

While at Duke, I've served as a peer advisor, an associate justice for Duke Student Government, and co-directs the John Locke Speaker Program. Outside of Duke, I am the President of the Triangle Debate League, an organization aimed at increasing access to speech and debate opportunities in the triangle area. I have researched the reasons behind low voter turnout among young voters and the crossover of juvenile delinquency and adult gun laws. I've also interned with the Department of Justice’s Voting Rights Section and the National Conference of State Legislatures. In my free time, I enjoy studying medieval castles, exploring historical sites, and painting.

The AB program provided me with a community of passionate and brilliant people who study every field from artificial intelligence to frogs. It has given me opportunities to have conversations, research experience, and opportunities to pursue what I’m passionate about.