First Years

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Alex Hermoso

Home Campus: Duke Hometown: Northridge, CA Intended Major: Sociology and Computer Science What are you curious about and hope to explore as a Scholar?  I’m determined to explore the many ways…

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Alexis Magnano

Home Campus: UNC Hometown: Ponte Vedra Beach, FL Intended Major: Public Policy What is something you care deeply about and hope to transform?  I am passionate about engaging with and advocating…

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Anish Aradhey

Home Campus: UNC Hometown: Harrisonburg, VA Intended Major:  Astrophysics What’s something you’re curious about?  I curious about science both on the smallest scales (microorganisms and particle physics) and the largest scales (evolution…

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Anna McPherson

Home Campus: Duke Hometown: Winston-Salem, NC Intended Major: Biology and Global Health What’s something you care deeply about and hope to transform?  Self-efficacy within the healthcare sector is immensely important to me.…

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Annabel Tang

Home Campus: Duke Hometown: Richmond, VA Intended Major: English and Neuroscience What are you curious about and hope to explore as a Scholar?  Something I hope to explore further as a scholar…

Annabelle Qian
Annabelle Qian

Home Campus: UNC Home Town: Alpine, UT Intended Major/Minor: Economics and Business Administration   What are you curious about and hope to explore as a scholar? I believe there is…

Annelise Bowers
Annelise Bowers

Home Campus: UNC Home Town: Charlotte, NC Intended Major/Minor: Computer Science and Public Policy   What does it mean to you to be part of a life-long community of leaders like…

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Ayush Khanna

Home Campus: UNC Hometown: Greensboro, NC Intended Major: Health Policy and Management What are you curious about and hope to explore as a Scholar?  Throughout high school, I’ve grown really interested in…

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Bhumika Bhadriraju

Home Campus: UNC Hometown: Cary, NC Intended Major: Public Health What is something you care deeply about and hope to transform?  One thing I care about deeply is the state of public health…

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Caspar Tyser

Home Campus: Duke Hometown: London, UK Intended Major: Economics & Political Science What are you curious about and hope to explore as a Scholar?  I am curious about all that life, in…

Sophomores

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Zachary Patterson

Campus: Duke Hometown: San Diego, CA Pronouns: he/him/his What are you curious about and what do you hope to explore during your time as a Scholar? As an education policy nerd, I hope…

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Lili Orchard

Campus: Duke Hometown: London, United Kingdom Pronouns: she/her/hers What are you curious about and what do you hope to explore during your time as a Scholar?  I am deeply curious about the universe…

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Bunmi Omisore

Campus: Duke Hometown: Gambrills, MD Pronouns: she/her/hers What drew you to the Robertson Scholars Leadership Program?  When thinking about the next four years, I constantly worried about finding a place where I belonged.…

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Jonathan Nguyen

Campus: UNC Hometown: Hanoi, Vietnam Pronouns: he/him/his What drew you to the Robertson Scholars Leadership Program?  The program’s focus on the intersection of character development and leadership strongly resonates with me. Through unique…

Jordan Moyd
Jordan Moyd

Campus: UNC Hometown: Fayetteville, NC What drew you to the Robertson Scholars Leadership Program?  Definitely the emphasis on service-based leadership! My passion has always been helping others. And The Robertson has allowed…

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Sewoe Mortoo

Campus: UNC Hometown: Mooresville, NC Pronouns: she/her/hers What drew you to the Robertson Scholars Leadership Program?  I really appreciated the close community it fosters, the unique relationship between UNC and Duke, the…

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Gabrielle Moreau

Campus: UNC Hometown: Toronto, Canada Pronouns: she/her/hers How do you believe you’ll create transformational change? As a Métis (Indigenous) student, I am interested in helping to design federal and provincial policies in a…

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Carolina Mendez

Campus: UNC Hometown: Rockingham, NC Pronouns: she/her/hers What are you curious about and what do you hope to explore during your time as a Scholar?  I currently aspire to immerse myself in the…

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Chloe McGeehan

Campus: Duke Hometown: Ellicott City, MD Pronouns: she/her/hers What drew you to the Robertson Scholars Leadership Program? I was drawn to the Robertson Scholars Leadership Program because its four pillars (purposeful leadership, intellectual…

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Joshua Lopez

Campus: UNC Hometown: Garland, TX Pronouns: he/him/his What are you curious about and what do you hope to explore during your time as a Scholar?  Broadly speaking, I am curious about the world!…

Juniors

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Skylar Hughes

Campus: Duke Pronouns: she/her/hers Hometown: Loganville, GA How do you believe you’ll create transformational change in your community? I believe that leadership should be measured in the form of impact,…

Davina Boison
Davina Boison

Campus: UNC Pronouns: she/her/hers Hometown: Glen Allen, VA What drew you to the Robertson Scholars Leadership Program?  Not many are able to fully explore the breadth of their leadership capabilities…

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Andrew Sun

Campus: Duke Pronouns: he/him/his Hometown: San Jose, CA What are you curious about and what do you hope to explore during your time in the program? I’m really curious about the…

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Avery Smedley

Campus: Duke Pronouns: she/her/hers Hometown: Silver Spring, MD What value of the Robertson Scholars Leadership Program resonates with you the most and why?  The tenets of purposeful leadership and collaborative…

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Katie Chai

Campus: UNC Pronouns: she/her/hers Hometown: Charlotte, NC What drew you the Robertson Scholars Leadership Program? Throughout my first semester of college, I was able to rediscover passions that spanned further than UNC…

Jillian Vordick
Jillian Vordick

Campus: UNC Pronouns: she/her/hers Hometown: Bethesda, Maryland What are you curious about and what do you hope to explore during your time in the program? I’ve always been fascinated by how…

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Jenna Smith

Campus: Duke Hometown: Scotch Plains, New Jersey  Which value of the program resonates the most with you, and why?  As a person who hopes to pursue a career in public…

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Durga Sreenivasan

Campus: Duke Hometown: New York, New York What drew you to the Robertson Scholars?  After engaging in advocacy throughout high school around inclusion and representation, the Robertson Scholars Leadership Program…

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…

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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…

Seniors

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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…

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…

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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…

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,…

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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…

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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…