Class of 2026
Hometown: Bucharest, Romania
Academic Interests: Computer Science with concentrations in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
Hobbies: Outside the classroom, I enjoy cycling, going to the gym and watching movie commentaries.
It is an incredible achievement to be accepted at Duke University, nonetheless as a Karsh Scholar. Besides the financial freedom offered by this scholarship, one attribute which comes with the Karsh International Scholarship that I value most is the community I am able to enter. From the first meetings, I realized the values and the opportunities that come with being a member of the Karsh cohort. Additionally, one of my favorite aspects of the scholarship is the enrichment fund—a way for the faculty to support the scholars in their intellectual endeavors such as during unpaid internships, research, or conferences. I am deeply honored to be chosen as a Karsh Scholar. The incredible possibilities received through this scholarship not only gave me a sense of belonging but opened many doors that will help me develop from a cultural, intellectual, and social perspective.