Scholar Profiles

Ruth Fetaw

Campus: UNC
Hometown: Milwaukee, WI
Pronouns: She/Her

How do you believe you’ll create transformational change?

I believe I will create transformational change by fighting and advocating for marginalized communities. I strive to advance health equity and justice for underserved groups. I refuse to lose hope and drive that equity for all people is possible. I believe that no matter someone’s circumstance, health is a human right.

What drew you to the Robertson Scholars Leadership Program? 

I knew that the Robertson Program strives to create innovators and I aspire to expand the boundaries that are set by other individuals. With the opportunity to take classes at both UNC and Duke, I knew that I would be exposed to enriching spaces and that the relationships I made and actions I took would greatly set the course for my future successes. This program is one of a kind.

How has the Robertson Scholars Leadership Program impacted your personal, professional, or leadership growth?

This community of scholars are exceptional and I believe this program has challenged me to be a better leader for myself, while acting as a catalyst for community improvement. Through the extensive Alumni network and the support from Robertson staff, I am in a better position to succeed and achieve my career goals. I am grateful to the Robertson Program for all of their support and community.

Robertson Scholars, Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021, at Duke UniversityÕs Smith Warehouse in Durham, N.C.  

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