First Years

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Adom Appiah

Campus: Duke Hometown: Spartanburg, SC Pronouns: he/him/his What drew you to the Robertson Scholars?  The opportunity to grow and serve as a student of two world-class institutions drew me to the…

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Alyssa Ho

Campus: Duke Hometown: Pasadena, CA Pronouns: she/her/hers What are you curious about and what do you hope to explore during your time as a Scholar?  I’d love to become a better public speaker…

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Austin Layton

Campus: UNC Hometown: Louisberg, NC Pronouns: he/him/his What drew you to the Robertson Scholars Leadership Program? The Robertson Scholars Leadership Program’s investment in their scholars and their free rein to invite creativity in…

Bunmi Omisore
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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Caleb Dalgetty

Campus: Duke Hometown: Englewood, NJ Pronouns: he/him/his What drew you to the Robertson Scholars Leadership Program?  I was drawn to the Robertson Scholars Leadership Program because of its dedication to supporting aspiring leaders…

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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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Dami Awofisayo

Campus: Duke Hometown: Woodbridge, VA Pronouns: she/her/hers What are you curious about and hope to explore during your time as a Scholar?  My curiosity lies at the intersection of computer…

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Emily Chen

Campus: UNC Hometown: Cary, NC Pronouns: she/her/hers What are you curious about and hope to explore during your time as a Scholar?  Cybersecurity is an extremely pressing issue as we collectively begin pushing…

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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…

Sophomores

Jax Nalley
Jax Nalley

Campus: Duke Hometown: Springdale, Arkansas How do you think you’ll create transformational change in your community? I see myself creating transformational change by increasing political involvement and representation in the…

Jack Morgenstein
Jack Morgenstein

Campus: Duke Hometown: Cary, North Carolina What strengths and passions are you bringing to our Robertson community and our campuses? My all encompassing love of learning drives me to constantly…

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

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Madeline Metz

Campus: UNC Hometown: Tuckasegee, North Carolina What strengths and passions are you bringing to our Robertson community and our campuses? I bring a unique perspective and understanding of rural communities…

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Frank Mercer

Campus: Duke Hometown: Virginia Beach, Virginia What drew you to the Robertson Scholars?  I was drawn to the Robertson Scholars Leadership Program because of the summer opportunities, cross-campus engagement, and…

Julia Kourelakos
Julia Kourelakos

Campus: Duke Hometown: Sarasota, Florida What drew you to the Robertson Scholars?  The ability to utilize the resources of two world-class universities. The opportunity to engage in unique summer programs…

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

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Malaika Khumalo

Campus: UNC Hometown: Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa Which value of the program resonates the most with you and why?  I most resonate with the value of collaborative spirit. Growing up…

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

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Bryce Jones

Campus: UNC Hometown: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania What drew you to the Robertson Scholars?  I was drawn to the Robertson Scholarship because of the opportunity to be a part of select group…

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Dorian Ho

Campus: UNC Hometown: New Providence, New  Jersey What drew you to the Robertson Scholars?  Throughout my college search process, I aspired to find an education that was challenging yet encouraging;…

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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…

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…

Juniors

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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…

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…

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…

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…

Seniors

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

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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

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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

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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