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Anna Seaman

May 24, 2021 Comments Off on Anna Seaman

Campus: UNC Hometown: Littleton, Colorado What drew you to the Robertson Scholars?  I was drawn to the Robertson Scholars Leadership Program because it offers both the opportunity to improve my leadership skills and the freedom to explore my varied interests. The unique servant leadership ethos of the program pushes scholars to use their passions to…

Jordana Rockley

May 24, 2021 Comments Off on Jordana Rockley

Campus: UNC Hometown: Weston, Florida How do you think you’ll create transformational change in your community? As a native South Floridian I have experienced the direct impact of global warming intensifying hurricanes. Increased global temperature causes sea levels to rise and will consequently displace millions of people from their coastal homes. I plan to empower…

Reagan Razon

May 24, 2021 Comments Off on Reagan Razon

Campus: Duke Hometown: Morrisville, North Carolina What drew you to the Robertson Scholars?  Collaboration, creativity, and the opportunity to be part of a cohort of change-makers are some of the qualities that drew me towards the Robertson Scholars Leadership Program. The emphasis on multi-faceted learning between the two campuses, the supportive community, and the leadership…

Kolby Oglesby

May 24, 2021 Comments Off on Kolby Oglesby

Campus: UNC Hometown: Charlotte, North Carolina Which value of the program resonates most with you and why?  While each value is obviously important, I feel that intellectual curiosity is the most relevant to how we can grow as individuals and as a community. To be curious is to question our systems, our motivations, and the…

Jax Nalley

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Campus: Duke Hometown: Springdale, Arkansas How do you think you’ll create transformational change in your community? I see myself creating transformational change by increasing political involvement and representation in the regions of Northwest Arkansas as well as the South and Midwest. In my activities to date, I’ve seen that policy only works when it incorporates…

Jack Morgenstein

May 24, 2021 Comments Off on Jack Morgenstein

Campus: Duke Hometown: Cary, North Carolina What strengths and passions are you bringing to our Robertson community and our campuses? My all encompassing love of learning drives me to constantly seek new knowledge and be flexible in my mindset. I’m excited to become a part of the Robertson, Duke, and UNC communities to be able…

Madeline Metz

May 24, 2021 Comments Off on Madeline Metz

Campus: UNC Hometown: Tuckasegee, North Carolina What strengths and passions are you bringing to our Robertson community and our campuses? I bring a unique perspective and understanding of rural communities and the disparities they face. As a leader, I have worked to create collaborative teams and bring people together for a shared purpose. I also…

Frank Mercer

May 24, 2021 Comments Off on Frank Mercer

Campus: Duke Hometown: Virginia Beach, Virginia What drew you to the Robertson Scholars?  I was drawn to the Robertson Scholars Leadership Program because of the summer opportunities, cross-campus engagement, and sense of community. I believe that Summer is an important time for intellectual development. The Robertson Scholars Leadership Program with its community, exploration, and launch…

Julia Kourelakos

May 24, 2021 Comments Off on Julia Kourelakos

Campus: Duke Hometown: Sarasota, Florida What drew you to the Robertson Scholars?  The ability to utilize the resources of two world-class universities. The opportunity to engage in unique summer programs tailored to my interests, both domestically and abroad. Above all, the chance to join and learn from a diverse yet passionate community of scholars and…

Malaika Khumalo

May 24, 2021 Comments Off on Malaika Khumalo

Campus: UNC Hometown: Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa Which value of the program resonates the most with you and why?  I most resonate with the value of collaborative spirit. Growing up I always heard “if you want to go fast, go alone; if you want to go far, go together” or “Umuntu ngumuntu ngabantu (A person…