Scholar Profiles

Emilio Abelmann

Campus: Duke

Hometown: Washington, District of Columbia

What drew you to the Robertson Scholars? 

After spending hours reading through the website’s Scholar Profiles, it was clear to me that the Robertson Scholars Leadership Program offered exactly what I was looking for: a community of equally curious individuals that fostered passionate, empathetic collaboration. Every alumnus I encountered furthered my interest in the program with their humble anecdotes of why being a Robertson had been so transformational. From their words, I began to imagine what becoming a Robertson would look like. I considered how I would use the summer programming, the dual citizenship at Duke and UNC, and quickly found myself hooked. I’m thrilled to be a Robertson Scholar this fall and can’t wait to explore the breadth (and depth) of opportunities offered.

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