Scholar Profiles

Katherine Gan

Campus: Duke
Hometown: Cary, NC
High School: William G. Enloe High School
Academic Interests: Public Policy (Major), Global Health (Major)
Extracurriculars/Hobbies: Founder/President of Women in Politics, Council Member of American Grand Strategy, Global Human Rights Scholar at the Kenan Institute, Bass Connections Research, Hiking, Listening to podcasts

What drew you to the Robertson Program?

I was drawn to the opportunity to have a fully funded education at both Duke and UNC in addition to support for summers to explore my personal and academic interests.

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

I took the past year off of school to do electoral organizing, which is due in large part to the guidance and advice of older Robertson scholars. My return to school this fall is because of the funding and support of Robertson, and I am grateful for that opportunity.

What has been your favorite Robertson moment so far?

I have loved getting to know the other scholars, some of who are my closest friends throughout college.

Gan Katherine 2021