Class of 2024
B.N. Duke Scholar

Hometown: Durham, North Carolina

Major: Environmental Engineering
Minor: Spanish
Certificate: Global Development Engineering

Hobbies: Reading novels, Playing piano, and Baking (brownies especially)

Why Duke?

I chose Duke because I had always heard great things about its community. I met many professors in high school summer camps, and they were all very kind, speaking passionately about their work. Those experiences led me to believe being a Duke student would mean interacting with enthusiastic, understanding professors. I was right! Many of my professors have been very helpful so far.
Some of my Duke activities and accomplishments include starting and continuing a team research project investigating Radium contamination in drinking water, joining the Girls Exploring Math Bass Connections team, and preparing to serve on the Duke NSBE Executive Board.
To me, the scholarship means using the resources you have to help your community excel. B.N. programs I've attended have focused on exploring new aspects of our communities and how we can make a positive contribution, which is a concept I greatly value and appreciate.

One of the things my friends and I love to do is explore different buildings on campus to find hidden gems or spaces a lot of people don't know about. It's really fun to find a new spot that can be an inner secret for your group. It was also fun to participate in certain campus-wide activities (scavenger hunts, etc.). Soon, I look forward to attending different sports events!