First Years

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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…

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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…

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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.…

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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

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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

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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…

Seniors

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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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Juniper 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 as a Robertson to combine…

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…