Scholar Profiles

Sanjana Jha

Campus: UNC
Hometown: Frederick, MD
High School: Governor Thomas Johnson High School

What drew you to the Robertson Program?

I am drawn to the unique and innovative approach of the Robertson Program to expose students to two amazing places of learning: harnessing both institutions’ resources to become lasting change makers. It is inspiring how the Program invests in young scholars like us so that we can become better individuals and believe in our goals, visions, and plans to make community change reality and make a meaningful difference.

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

The Robertson Scholars program has allowed me to explore new issues and refine my leadership skills through a (virtual) community summer internship, programming events, and a part of both universities’ organizations. The incredible group of scholars has been an excellent resource for mentorship and friendship, which has helped me become more confident and excited for my future healthcare goals.

What has been your favorite Robertson moment so far?

My favorite memory was the first night my cohort met in Durham. We spent the evening before headed off for our NOLS trip on East Campus as Duke playing with frisbees and getting to know the incredible group of scholars who would go on to become a family.

Jha Sanjana