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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…

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…

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…

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…

Building A Stronger, Connected Rural America

May 27, 2021 Comments Off on Building A Stronger, Connected Rural America

For Brent Comstock (UNC ‘17) rural America is home. It’s also the headquarters of his company BCom Solutions – an organization with a dual focus on providing digital marketing/advertising resources for rural community and economic development, as well as digital consulting for political candidates hoping to connect with voters in the Midwest and rural parts…

Sarah Rutherford (UNC ’15) to Introduce Sen. Warren at Harvard Law Commencement

May 24, 2021 Comments Off on Sarah Rutherford (UNC ’15) to Introduce Sen. Warren at Harvard Law Commencement

The Robertson Scholars Leadership Program would like to congratulate Sarah Rutherford (UNC ’15) on being selected to introduce Senator Elizabeth Warren during this year’s commencement ceremonies for Harvard Law School. Nine Class Marshals, of which Sarah is one, collected recommendations from Harvard Law’s Class of 2021 to select a Class Day Speaker. This year Class…