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Class of 2026

Hometown: Newark, Delaware

Major: Undecided with interests in engineering, chemistry, and energy

Why Duke?

I chose Duke because I knew that it was the place where I could best explore my interests in their entirety. As someone interested in clean energy research—an inherently interdisciplinary field—as well as music and engineering and policy, I knew I needed to attend a university that would support me whilst I find my own path. Duke fit that description precisely. I am most looking forward to the people I will meet during my time at Duke. I have already had the privilege of meeting some of the A.B. Scholar community as well as other incoming freshman. I have found that each Duke student has their own unique passions, interests, and stories. I look forward to learning more from the Duke community. To me, this scholarship is an honor, but also a means of exploration. Between the Oxford study abroad, the enrichment funding, and the financial stability found in the scholarship itself, I know I will be able to explore additional educational opportunities and attend graduate school with a sense financial comfortability.