Director, Nationally Competitive Scholarships

Hometown: Livermore, California and Port Jefferson, New York

Hobbies and Interests: Languages, baseball, animals, municipal politics, Indian food

Why did you choose Duke?
University towns are my favorite kinds of places, and the Research Triangle is a great university "town." Town-Gown relations is a major driver of my interest in municipal politics, and I've been a super volunteer or consultant on at least seven different campaigns! Mostly, though, I love college towns because I'm fascinated by the University phase of life, with all its challenges, growth, and newfound independence. I love talking with young people about the world and all that they want to do with it, and I'm excited to be part of Duke's effort to equip students to contribute, question, and change that world.