Alumni Profiles

Garrett Geidel

Campus: UNC
Hometown: Camden, DE
High School: Caesar Rodney High School

What drew you to the Robertson Program?

I was drawn to the Robertson Program first and foremost by the opportunity to join a diverse community of leaders and innovators! I wanted to take advantage of the Robertson Program opportunities to the fullest and expand my skills and value as a leader for the future. I knew that the Robertson Scholars Leadership Program would provide me a college experience like no other and I was excited by that promise!

How has your experience with the Robertson shaped your goals and career path?

I have always intended to pursue a service career of some kind, but my experience with Robertson has helped me more fully realize all that I can accomplish through non-profit work as well as helping me to explore other ways to positively impact others. Robertson has exposed to new people and new experiences, particularly in my field of interest. I have been able to dive more deeply into how to be an effective leader and I have learned that there are so many ways to positively impact a community outside of just government and non-profit work as well.

What has been your favorite Robertson moment so far?

It’s difficult to choose a singular moment but I’d say my favorite would have to be among many little chances to interact with my fellow scholars. We’ve had so many little “get-togethers” and bonding moments that have allowed us to truly grow as people. From discussing mathematical theories I have never even considered over dinner to laying down in a cold river at midnight with them, these small moments that we create together in which we discover and experience brand new things, sometimes in the most mundane places, are my favorite.

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

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