Scholar Profiles

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 spirit equally resonate with me. As a community organizer, I witnessed firsthand how important and transformational leadership can be when energy and resources are directed toward deep, systemic change. I also observed how every single community member brought something to the table and how vital this is to shifting power.