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

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

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Charles Ma

Campus: UNC Hometown: Belle Mead, New Jersey What drew you to the Robertson Program? The Robertson Scholars program provided a community for me to pursue my intellectual and personal passions while…

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

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Kenza Slaoui

Campus: UNC Hometown: Fez, Morocco High School: African Leadership Academy What drew you to the Robertson Program? I am a person who is always looking for new challenges to embrace…

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

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Jessica Blumenthal

Campus: UNC Hometown: Bangkok, Thailand / Portsmouth, NH High School: Phillips Academy What drew you to the Robertson Program? What drew me most to the Robertson Program were all of…

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

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Jose Guevara Hernandez

Campus: UNC
Hometown: Franklin, TN
High School: Franklin High School

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