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Alexis Dennis: Using Data for Change

November 22, 2021 Comments Off on Alexis Dennis: Using Data for Change

Alexis Dennis (UNC ’11) is committed to eliminating health disparities in communities. Her research on how geography has mattered in understanding COVID-19 mortality is the garnering attention from The Measure of Everyday Life, a podcast devoted to featuring researchers, practitioners, and professionals working to “improve the human condition.” Alexis shared why this work is so…

Celebrating Neurodiversity at Work

November 4, 2021 Comments Off on Celebrating Neurodiversity at Work

Cait Rosica (UNC ’18) is committed to increasing employment access for all people. “We’re hoping to get to a point in the job application process where neurodivergent candidates can ask employers for a different type of interview and have that request easily met – or where it’s so commonplace to universally design for neurodivergence that…

Robertson Express: Rider Access Restored

November 1, 2021 Comments Off on Robertson Express: Rider Access Restored

The Robertson Scholars Leadership Program is pleased to announce the restoration of access to the Robertson Express for all members of the Duke & University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus communities. Beginning Tuesday November 2, 2021 riders will be able to utilize the Robertson Express, regardless of their affiliation with the Robertson Scholars…

Jake Gerardi (UNC ’24) on their Commitments to the Carolina Indian Circle

October 18, 2021 Comments Off on Jake Gerardi (UNC ’24) on their Commitments to the Carolina Indian Circle

Jake Gerardi (UNC ’24) shares their commitment to the Carolina Indian Circle, and their role as Political Action Chair for the organization.

Rasheca Logendran (Duke ’20) Named to Inaugural Class of Samvid Scholars

October 14, 2021 Comments Off on Rasheca Logendran (Duke ’20) Named to Inaugural Class of Samvid Scholars

The Robertson Scholars Leadership Program is proud to congratulate Rasheca Logendran (Duke ’20) on being selected to join the inaugural class of Samvid Scholars. The scholarship provides up to $100,000 for students to pursue their graduate studies, and provides additional leadership development through an annual retreat in which scholars will receive advanced leadership training, professional…

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Jenna Smith (Duke ’25) on Fighting the Stigma surrounding TS

October 13, 2021 Comments Off on Jenna Smith (Duke ’25) on Fighting the Stigma surrounding TS

Jenna Smith (Duke ’25) was recently featured in an article by the Essex News Daily regarding her role as a youth advocate for the NJ Center for Tourette Syndrome. In the article she shares, “One of the hardest things about having TS is feeling or being misunderstood… If we can take the time to educate…

Transforming Public Systems for Public Good

September 3, 2021 Comments Off on Transforming Public Systems for Public Good

“No one’s path is linear, unless you design it that way. The field I work in now did not exist when I was in college.” So, Caroline Whistler (Duke ’08) created a career for herself and a company that aims to enhance the lives of millions of people. She’s the CEO and co-founder of Third…

Robertson Express Fall 2021 Update

August 9, 2021 Comments Off on Robertson Express Fall 2021 Update

The Robertson Express Bus will begin operations the day before Fall 2021 classes begin at both Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, for riders affiliated with the Robertson Scholars Leadership Program. This decision was made in partnership with both host institutions and with the health and safety of the Duke…

From Art School to the Art of Negotiation: Brooke Davies Reflects on Leadership

August 5, 2021 Comments Off on From Art School to the Art of Negotiation: Brooke Davies Reflects on Leadership

If you had asked Brooke Davies (UNC ‘17) when she was applying for art school as a senior in high school, if she ever thought the United Nations would one day be using her research to broker peace in conflict torn regions, her answer would have been a resounding no. But now, 8 years later…

Meet Apollo J

July 23, 2021 Comments Off on Meet Apollo J

For Apollo J, music wasn’t always in the plan.   “I never in a million years thought that I would be doing music.”  “Going into Duke I was like, ‘okay I’m going to go into Duke, do my four years, I’ll be a political science major, go to law school and be a lawyer.’ So that…