First Years

Millie Caughey
Millie Caughey

Campus: Duke Hometown: Auckland, New Zealand What drew you to the Robertson Scholars? The community. The ability to make friends with brilliant young people around the world, while engaging in meaningful service and study opportunities will allow me to develop life-long friends who share life-changing memories.

Robertson Scholars, Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021, at Duke UniversityÕs Smith Warehouse in Durham, N.C.  

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Patrick Li

Campus: UNC Hometown: Hudson, Ohio How you think you’ll create transformational change in your communities? As Ben Franklin said, “an investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” I look forward to creating a positive impact by establishing new or improving existing educational programs for students in surrounding underserved communities, particularly in business and financial literacy.

Perisa Ashar
Perisa Ashar

Campus: Duke Hometown: Glen Allen, Virginia What drew you to the Robertson Scholars?  I was enticed by the Robertson Scholars Leadership Program as it is a unique opportunity to develop as a leader and make an impact for the societal good, while pursuing my studies at two prestigious institutions, which prioritize the success and growth…

Robertson Scholars, Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021, at Duke UniversityÕs Smith Warehouse in Durham, N.C.  

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Rachel Hatfield

Campus: UNC Hometown: Hartland, Michigan  How do you think you’ll create transformational change in your community?  I hope to create change through student organizations and community-based change. I think student-led movements are so powerful because of the collaboration of many different backgrounds, strengths, and intellectual disciplines that work in cohesion for innovation and societal change.…

Reagan Razon
Reagan Razon

Campus: Duke Hometown: Morrisville, North Carolina What drew you to the Robertson Scholars?  Collaboration, creativity, and the opportunity to be part of a cohort of change-makers are some of the qualities that drew me towards the Robertson Scholars Leadership Program. The emphasis on multi-faceted learning between the two campuses, the supportive community, and the leadership…

Robertson Scholars, Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021, at Duke University’s Smith Warehouse in Durham, N.C.  

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Rebecca Stern

Campus: UNC Hometown: Malvern, Pennsylvania  Pronouns: She/Her How do you believe you’ll create transformational change? I hope to create transformational change in my communities by leading with listening and empathy. I believe in empowering the communities I am trying to help by amplifying community voices and connecting them to opportunities. I am also a strong…

Saisha Dhar
Saisha Dhar

Campus: Duke Hometown: Lexington, Kentucky Which value of the program resonates with you most and why?  The value of the Robertson Scholars Leadership Program that resonates most with me is Strength of Character. Character plays a significant role in leadership as leaders must be courageous, confident, and honest to create positive change. I feel that…

Robertson Scholars, Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021, at Duke UniversityÕs Smith Warehouse in Durham, N.C.  

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Shristi Sharma

Campus: UNC Hometown: Fairfield, Iowa What strengths and passions are you bringing to our Robertson community and our campuses? As a student who has been fortunate enough to be immersed in a multicultural community since the beginning of my schooling, I look forward to using my empathy and listening skills to expand my world family and…

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Vishal Jammulapati

Campus: Duke Hometown: Salt Lake City, Utah What drew you to the Robertson Scholars?  I was drawn to the Robertson Scholars Leadership Program by its incredible dedication to fully supporting aspiring leaders and scholars in every way possible. The Robertson Scholars program is the best educational opportunity I could have been offered.  

Zachary Finacchio
Zachary Finacchio

Campus: Duke Hometown: Hamilton, New Jersey What strengths and passions are you bringing to the Robertson community? My principal passions over the past few years have been related to community service and the performing arts. One of my guiding goals in life is to leave the world and the spaces I inhabit better than I…

Sophomores

Robertson Scholars, Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021, at Duke UniversityÕs Smith Warehouse in Durham, N.C.  

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Karen Gonzalez-Palomo

Campus: UNC Hometown: Durham, NC What drew you to the Robertson Program?  As a first-generation student, I was drawn to the Robertson program because I wanted to make the most out of my time in college. The program would not only allow me to take advantage of resources at two universities, it would also guide me through…

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Mark Kabai

Campus: Duke Hometown: Brooklyn, New York What drew you to the Robertson Program?  What really drew me to the Robertson was the community. I’ve always been a big believer in working on things in teams, and having the opportunity where I could engage with some of the world’s most pertinent issues with peers was the biggest draw…

Tarun Amasa
Tarun Amasa

Campus: Duke Hometown: Boulder, Colorado What drew you to the Robertson Program?  I was inspired by the diverse and passionate backgrounds of all the scholars in the Robertson Community. It was evident that they all had a clear vision to leave a lasting impact in the world, and I was enamored with the possibility of collaborating and…

Andrew Qin
Andrew Qin

Campus: Duke Hometown: Houston, Texas What drew you to the Robertson Program?  I was drawn by the unparalleled academic and leadership opportunities provided by the program. Rather than imposing a particular series of interests onto its scholars, the Robertson program gives scholars the flexibility to explore and act on their interests through its summer programs and…

Robertson Scholars, Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021, at Duke UniversityÕs Smith Warehouse in Durham, N.C.  

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Campbell Lindquist

Campus: UNC Hometown: Morganton, North Carolina What drew you to the Robertson Program?  Growing up in a house divided—especially during March Madness—I learned to be very diplomatic about which shade of blue I favored. Having the opportunity to attend both Duke and UNC as an undergraduate is something that I never dreamed possible; Robertson made it…

Mackenzie Warren
Mackenzie Warren

Campus: Duke Hometown: Houston, Texas What drew you to the Robertson Program? The reason I was drawn to the Robertson Scholars Program was because I wanted the opportunity to enhance my leadership skills by way of interacting and collaborating with other young leaders who are channeling their passions to make a meaningful difference in the world. I…

Robertson Scholars, Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021, at Duke University’s Smith Warehouse in Durham, N.C.  

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Lydia Rowen

Campus: UNC Hometown: Fort Collins, Colorado Pronouns: She/Her How has the Robertson Scholars Leadership Program impacted your personal, professional, or leadership growth? In my short time with the program, I have already felt the sincere environment of support and encouragement transform the most important parts of my life. Not many scholarship programs allow and actively encourage scholars…

Robertson Scholars, Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021, at Duke UniversityÕs Smith Warehouse in Durham, N.C.  

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Johnathan Brown

Campus: UNC Hometown: Columbia, South Carolina Pronouns: He/Him How do you believe you’ll create transformational change? Too often, voices go unheard as livelihoods suffer. In arenas such as housing and food insecurity, socioeconomic mobility, and health care, transformational change is desperately needed. By harnessing the power of narrative storytelling, using my entrepreneurial drive, and empowering my community,…

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Julia Davis

Campus: Duke Hometown: Newton, Massachusetts What drew you to the Robertson Program? I am drawn to the Robertson Scholars Program because I am excited about collaborating with other scholars who value innovation and leadership. My goal is not only to be challenged to lead and think in distinctive ways, but also to meaningfully contribute to my peers’…

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Ayush Garg

Campus: Duke Hometown: Denver, Colorado How will you use your Robertson experience to create transformational change?  I resonate most with the Robertson value of Strength of Character… I want to help contribute to and navigate the complex landscape of the future in which technologies like artificial intelligence will fundamentally change how we live. By developing groundbreaking tech…

Juniors

Robertson Scholars, Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021, at Duke UniversityÕs Smith Warehouse in Durham, N.C.  

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Marcus Deans

Campus: Duke
Hometown: Windsor, Canada
High School: Académie Sainte Cécile International School

Robertson Scholars, Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021, at Duke UniversityÕs Smith Warehouse in Durham, N.C.  

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Amelia Paulsen

Campus: UNC
Hometown: McLean, VA
High School: Sidwell Friends School

Sanjana Jha

Robertson Scholars, Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021, at Duke UniversityÕs Smith Warehouse in Durham, N.C.  

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Sanjana Jha

Campus: UNC
Hometown: Frederick, MD
High School: Governor Thomas Johnson High School

Robertson Scholars, Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021, at Duke University’s Smith Warehouse in Durham, N.C.  

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Simone Nabors

Campus: Duke
Hometown: Wake Forest, NC
High School: Wake Forest High School

Robertson Scholars, Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021, at Duke UniversityÕs Smith Warehouse in Durham, N.C.  

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Nicolas Pardo

Campus: Duke
Hometown: Charlotte, NC
High School: Hawthorne Academy of Health Sciences

Robertson Scholars, Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021, at Duke UniversityÕs Smith Warehouse in Durham, N.C.  

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Max Golovsky

Campus: Duke
Hometown: Norfolk, VA
High School: Norfolk Collegiate School

Robertson Scholars, Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021, at Duke University’s Smith Warehouse in Durham, N.C.  

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Garrett Geidel

Campus: UNC
Hometown: Camden, DE
High School: Caesar Rodney High School

Robertson Scholars, Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021, at Duke UniversityÕs Smith Warehouse in Durham, N.C.  

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Adejuwon Ojebuoboh

Campus: UNC
Hometown: Jacksonville, NC
High School: Jacksonville High School

Robertson Scholars, Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021, at Duke UniversityÕs Smith Warehouse in Durham, N.C.  

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Mikhal Ben-Joseph

Campus: UNC
Hometown: Cooper City, FL
High School: American Heritage School

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Sarah Zimmerman

Campus: Duke
Hometown: St. Charles, MO
High School: Francis Howell North High School

Seniors

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Weston Lindner

Campus: Duke
Hometown: Liberty Township, OH
High School: Lakota East High School

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Ben Rees

Campus: Duke
Hometown: Liberty Township, OH
High School: Lakota East High School

Robertson Scholars, Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021, at Duke UniversityÕs Smith Warehouse in Durham, N.C.  

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Olivia Olsher

Campus: Duke
Hometown: London, England
High School: St Paul’s Girls’ School

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Sam Zahn

Campus: UNC
Hometown: Allentown, PA
High School: Parkland High School

Lee Montana
Montana Lee

Campus: Duke
Hometown: Washington, DC
High School: School Without Walls

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Joel Kim

Campus: Duke
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
High School: North Hollywood High School

Robertson Scholars, Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021, at Duke UniversityÕs Smith Warehouse in Durham, N.C.  

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Jemma Frost

Campus: UNC
Hometown: Sydney, Australia
High School: Ravenswood School for Girls

Anshu Mohan

Robertson Scholars, Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021, at Duke UniversityÕs Smith Warehouse in Durham, N.C.  

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Anshu Mohan

Campus: UNC
Hometown: Aurora, CO
High School: Smoky Hill High School

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Brady Hanshaw

Campus: UNC
Hometown: Charleston, WV
High School: Sissonville High School

Lilly Clark
Lilly Clark

Campus: Duke
Hometown: Tucson, AZ
High School: University High School