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…

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…

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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…

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

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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

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? The Robertson program’s vision of bringing together two renowned universities, scholars from across…

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