Class of 2025
A.B. Duke Scholar
Hometown: Alexandria, Virginia
Majors: Public Policy and International Comparative Studies (Concentration: Latin America and Caribbean)
Hobbies: Outside of the classroom, I enjoy playing the piano, singing, playing on the Duke Women’s club team, engaging with organizations motivated by social justice and gender focused activism, and going on hikes in the Duke Forest.
I was initially drawn to Duke because of its unparalleled interdisciplinary academic offerings, research opportunities, and mentorship. As a double major in Public Policy and International Comparative Studies, I am grateful for both the flexibility of the Duke curriculum and the ability to expand my academic interests. I am deeply passionate about migration studies and look forward to using my enrichment funding to explore challenges related to refugee resettlement, immigration processing, and public discourse. The Angier B. Duke Memorial Scholarship is an extraordinary opportunity that has already connected me to an exceptional network of faculty and research opportunities. The A.B. Duke Program encapsulates a vibrant, close-knit community of scholars, mentors, and faculty eager to learn from and support one another. Thanks to the generosity of the A.B. program, last summer, I had the opportunity to study at Oxford University, where I explored the political economy of immigration under the instruction of Dr. Isabel Ruiz and Dr. Donna Harris.
At Duke, I serve as an executive board member for GlobeMed at Duke, a global health equity organization committed to meeting the needs of our local community and international partner, Global Health Network Uganda. I also volunteer for Duke Law School’s Immigrant and Refugee Project, where I conduct crucial country conditions research to assist the pro-bono legal representation of recently resettled Afghan asylees in the triangle area. I am also a student advisor for Caraway, an inclusive care platform that provides 24/7 access to mental, physical, and reproductive health services to women and AFAB people.