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Jessica And Sam

Two Robertson Scholars win Schwarzman Scholarship

The Robertson Scholars Leadership Program is proud to announce that two members of the Class of 2022 have been awarded the prestigious Schwarzman Scholarship. Jessica Edelson (Duke ’22) & Samuel Zahn (UNC ’22) will join the seventh class of Schwarzman Scholars, earning a fully-funding Masters Degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing. The Schwarzman Scholarship was…

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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…

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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

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…

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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.

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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

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…

Caroline Whistler

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

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…