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…

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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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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

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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…

Juniors

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Akiya Dillon

Campus: Duke Hometown: Las Vegas, Nevada What drew you to the Robertson Program?  I was drawn to the Robertson Scholars Program due to it’s culture of community, leadership, and contribution. In high…

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

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Will Monahan

Campus: Duke Hometown: Washington D.C. What drew you to the Robertson Program? I was drawn to the program’s emphasis on service, learning, and leadership development. The Robertson Scholars program provides…

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

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Sam Rappaport

Campus: UNC Hometown: Raleigh, North Carolina What do you hope to gain from your Robertson experience? I hope to use my experiences through the Robertson to create a more diverse, inclusive…

Haley Cush
Haley Cush

Campus: Duke Hometown: Naperville, Illinois What drew you to the Robertson Program?  I was drawn to the Robertson Scholars Program because of the commitments to creating an environment in which…

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

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Simone McFarlane

Campus: UNC Hometown: Concord, North Carolina What drew you to the Robertson Program?  The emphasis on community, collaboration, and introspection drew me to this program. I knew that by joining the…

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

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Felipe Yanaga

Campus: UNC Hometown: Maringá, Paraná, Brazil What drew you to the Robertson Program?  The ability to design your own experience is definitely something that drew me to the Robertson. The…

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Jacob Rakhman Gerardi

Campus: UNC Hometown: Fayetteville, New York Pronouns: They/Them What do you hope to accomplish in your time with the Program?  I hope to use my time in the Robertson’s to take…

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

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Van Adamson-Thompson

Campus: UNC Hometown: Lyman, South Carolina What drew you to the Robertson Program? I have always had a passion for service-oriented leadership and impacting the lives of others. The Robertson Program’s ability…

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

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Ashanti Greene

Campus: UNC Hometown: Philadelphia, PA What drew you to the Robertson Program? One of the greatest motivations for people is affiliation. A common reason for students’ interest in RSLP and Scholars’…

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

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David Weaver

Campus: UNC Hometown: Hickory, North Carolina What drew you to the Robertson Program?  The biggest draw to the Robertson Scholar Leadership Program were the summer opportunities, specifically the Exploration Summer…

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