Class of 2024
A.B. Duke Scholar
Hometown: Hialeah, Florida
Majors: Political Science, Statistics
Hobbies: Increasing civic participation and empowering historically marginalized communities; Literature on how American identity is shaped and defined; Public opinion research and playing with publicly available data; Plants, farming, horticulture
Tell us about your Duke experience:
I am from Hialeah, FL (a predominately Cuban community in the Miami metropolitan area). I am incredibly interested in working to better the livelihoods of immigrants, language minorities, and those living in low and moderate-income communities.
I currently work for the City of Durham conducting outreach for their Participatory Budgeting program (an initiative that will use a public ballot to allocate $1 million to local non-profits providing services to underserved neighborhoods). I was recently appointed to Miami-Dade County's Community Action Agency Board where I will collaborate with commissioners to oversee the implementation of Community Service Block Grant programs. At Duke, I am involved with student government, Durham SOUP, and a Bass Connections team.
In my free time, I enjoy going on unnecessarily long walks, reading poetry and short essays, visiting new bakeries, and volunteering. I am grateful for the wonderful group of friends I have made through the AB (all of whom are passionate, involved, and kind).