Class of 2026
Alumni Endowed Scholar

Hometown: Durham, North Carolina

Major: Psychology
Minors: Global Health and Russian Culture & Language

Hobbies: Nature walks/runs/hikes, strategy games, exploring Durham, anything Harry Potter related.

Why Duke?

I came into freshman year in search of an academically and socially balanced college experience, and Duke has provided just that. A liberal arts education within a research powerhouse is the perfect environment for someone with defined, yet evolving interests. With such a strong sense of interdisciplinarity both within and outside of the classroom, I’ve been able to take advantage of academically and socially transformative programs like Focus and DukeEngage. The emphasis on a strong advising framework gives me confidence that I’ll continue to find support while discovering the plethora of academic, extracurricular, and research activities available to Duke students.

This scholarship is the piece that makes the Duke experience a reality, and I’m indescribably grateful and proud to be an Alumni Scholar. My alumni connection comes from my dad, who completed his physical therapy education here at Duke. He passed away several years ago, so this scholarship is a bittersweet reminder that his presence, wisdom, and love remain with me. It’s an honor to be the second Blue Devil of the family!