Class of 2025
University Scholar

Hometown: Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

Majors: Computer Science, Political Science
Certificate: Documentary Studies

Kulsoom Rizavi is an international student from India studying Political Science, Computer Science and Visual Media. She is interested in utilizing her background in multimedia production and data analytics to tell impact-driven stories. At Duke, she works as a photojournalist for the Ninth Street Journal, creates films with Freewater Productions, creates her own documentary work (winning the 2021 Koonz Human Rights Prize), has been involved with the Duke Student Government and is a member of the International Student Advisory Board. She is also a self-proclaimed hodophile and has travelled to Denmark, Germany, Sweden, Iceland, and Los Angeles as part of her academic journey. Kulsoom was recently featured in Duke Today for her Summer 2023 project in Iceland.