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Michelle Nandi

Campus: UNC
Hometown: Nairobi, Kenya
High School: African Leadership Academy

Seeing the power of micro-finance through women in my community ensured I developed a great interest in the power of Economics and I plan to pursue this as a major. In the last two years, my love for sports has grown increasingly and my passion for both has me interested in bridging the two studies.

Ultimately I want to see sport become a viable career for the Kenyan youth and the sports sector in the country grow as a result of sustainable financial support.

I have played basketball competitively for eight years and plan on continue with the sport. I enjoy jogging as well as playing and watching soccer. If I am not on the sports field, I am most likely watching documentaries.

What drew you to the Robertson Program?

Being a lover of many things – history, math, sports … the list can go on – I have always been drawn to interdisciplinary programs and I knew this was the kind of experience I was searching for when applying to college. The Robertson Program could not be more perfect. With the opportunity to take classes at both Duke University and UNC-Chapel Hill, I am sure my ability to make new connections across my interests will be strengthened. Besides, who would not want to be part of a group of ambitious, supportive and talented young individuals?

Nandi, Michelle (UNC 2021)
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