Class of 2022

Hometown: Elm Grove, Wisconsin

Major: English

Minor: Political Science with a Philosophy, Politics, and Economics Certificate

Hobbies: Poems, ecology, classics, abolitionist theory, theology, baking

Why Duke?

 While at Duke, I’ve spent much of my time writing – I’ve published features, criticism, and columns in various campus outlets, andI have been a managing editor for The Chronicle’s opinion section. I interned with the features department at my hometown newspaper last summer, thanks to financial support from the DeWitt Wallace Center and the Career Center, and I edit freelance for a few publications. Before Duke in Oxford my freshman summer, I did Story+ and was paired with the National Humanities Center, where I learned how to record audio scripts and edit podcasts. I also write poems.

I try to keep busy on campus. I’ve been involved in organizing around climate justice and prison-industrial-complex abolition, and I’m co-teaching a service-learning house course this spring. I did Humanity in Action’s John Lewis fellowship, which focuses on racial justice in the U.S. South, on Zoom this past summer. I’m also a facilitator for Common Ground, a social justice retreat sponsored by the Center for Race Relations and the Center for Multicultural Affairs. Finally, I’m the co-president of the Classics Collegium, which hosts some classics-related dinners and a big annual competition for high school students.

I’m in an a cappella group, I’m a Chapel Scholar, and I’m involved at the Episcopal Center. When I’m free, I’m usually biking around, cooking with friends, or searching for live jazz. I’m grateful to the AB for surrounding me with some of the most interesting and dynamic people I’ve met and for making it possible to pursue what I really care about.