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…

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…

Bhumika
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…

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

Saisha Dhar
Saisha Dhar

Campus: Duke Hometown: Lexington, Kentucky Which value of the program resonates with you most and why?  The value of the Robertson Scholars Leadership Program that resonates most with me is…

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Michael Cronin

Campus: Duke Hometown: Hershey, Pennsylvania  What drew you to the Robertson Scholars?  The scholars’ unique ambitions inspired me. When talking with alumni and current scholars, the goal after graduation never…

Millie Caughey
Millie Caughey

Campus: Duke Hometown: Auckland, New Zealand What drew you to the Robertson Scholars? The community. The ability to make friends with brilliant young people around the world, while engaging in…

Danica Bajaj
Danica Bajaj

Campus: Duke Hometown: Princeton, New Jersey What strengths and passions are you bringing to our Robertson community and our campuses? In my religion, Sikhism, one of the foundational values is…

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

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Aisha Baiocchi

Campus: UNC Hometown: New York, New York How do you think you’ll bring transformational change to your communities?  I hope to bring as much empathy and patience to my communities…

Perisa Ashar
Perisa Ashar

Campus: Duke Hometown: Glen Allen, Virginia What drew you to the Robertson Scholars?  I was enticed by the Robertson Scholars Leadership Program as it is a unique opportunity to develop…

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…