First Years

Alex H.
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…

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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…

Casper T.
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…

Derrick H.
Derrick Hamilton

Home Campus: Duke Hometown: Memphis, TN Intended Major: Global Health What is something you care deeply about and hope to transform?  I care deeply about every individual’s right to expression in any medium.…

Elle C.
Elle Chavis

Home Campus: Duke Hometown: Dallas, TX Intended Major: Visual and Media Studies What are you curious about and hope to explore as a Scholar?  I am curious to explore how people from…

Sophomores

Lev Cohen
Lev Cohen

Campus: UNC Hometown: Raleigh, NC What drew you to the Robertson Scholars Leadership Program?  The Robertson is a community of change makers, I am honored to be a part of a community…

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Aditya Raj

Campus: Duke Hometown: Bangalore, Karnataka, India What drew you to the Robertson Scholars Leadership Program? I firmly believe that building a community around a purpose creates a force that exceeds a…

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Matthew Xu

Campus: Duke Hometown: West Windsor, NJ Pronouns: he/him/his What are you curious about and what do you hope to explore during your time as a Scholar?  I want to explore the intersection between…

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Jonathan Walker

Campus: Duke Hometown: Panama City, FL Pronouns: he/him/his What are you curious about and what do you hope to explore during your time as a Scholar?  I’m super interested in the intersection of…

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Shivani Vyas

Campus: Duke Hometown: Atlanta, GA Pronouns: she/her/hers What drew you to the Robertson Scholars Leadership Program?  I was inspired by the four pillars of the program: Purposeful Leadership, Intellectual Curiosity, Strength of Character,…

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Sierra Stubbs

Campus: UNC Hometown: Rockville, MD Pronouns: she/her/hers What drew you to the Robertson Scholars Leadership Program?  The Robertson Program was a unique opportunity that I couldn’t find anywhere else. The first thing that…

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Maxwell Simbuwa

Campus: UNC Hometown: Lusaka, Zambia Pronouns: he/him/his What drew you to the Robertson Scholars Leadership Program?  I have a deep yearning and value for community. A Supportive and diverse and beautiful community. I…

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Rohan Shreenath

Campus: Duke Hometown: Goldsboro, NC Pronouns: he/him/his What drew you to the Robertson Scholars Leadership Program?  I was inspired by their commitment to the community. Growing up in a small, rural area, I’ve…

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Riya Sharma

Campus: UNC Hometown: Seattle, WA Pronouns: she/her/hers What are you curious about and what do you hope to explore during your time as a Scholar?  During my time in the program, I hope…

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Jordan Phillips

Campus: Duke Hometown: Aberdeen, SD Pronouns: she/her/hers What are you curious about and what do you hope to explore during your time as a Scholar?  I am fascinated by how the relationships…

Juniors

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…

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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…

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…

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…