Alumni Profiles

Rose Farah

Campus: Duke
Hometown: New York, NY
High School: Convent of the Sacred Heart

I study Public Policy and Economics. I started college with an interest in international human rights law and have since explored other mechanisms for creating change, whether it meant working for a newspaper in rural Kentucky or a start-up in Colombia. I am currently working on a senior thesis on post-conflict economic reconstruction in Syria. In my junior year, I spent a semester at the American University of Beirut in Lebanon where I studied politics, history, and environmental science. At Duke, I am most passionate about Project Waves, an eight-day camping and kayaking program for incoming freshmen. I have been a leader on the program since sophomore year and value the opportunity to connect with and mentor underclassmen in the community.

What drew you to the Robertson Program?

I was drawn to the Robertson Program by its emphasis on embracing discomfort and exploration and by the invaluable opportunity to be surrounded by scholars with diverse passions and community-oriented goals.

Rose Farah