Alumni Profiles

Zoe King

Campus: Duke
Hometown: Sydney, Australia
High School: Roseville College

What drew you to the Robertson Program?

The Robertson Program has challenged me to push myself outside of my comfort zone, and that is what drew me to the Program while applying to college. All of the programming that Robertson provides encourages scholars to try a wide variety of new experiences. From the NOLS trip, to community summer, to switching campuses, the Robertson Program has challenged me to think outside the box, which was why I was so excited to join the Program.

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

The summer experiences with the Robertson Program were very influential in helping me to find my academic passion. During my exploration summer, I worked as a research associate at Johns Hopkins studying the treatment of opioid use disorder for pregnant incarcerated people. It was only through the financial support of the Robertson was I able to participate in this internship and this experience helped me to recognize that public health research is what I want to pursue after graduation.

What has been your favorite Robertson moment so far?

My favourite Robertson moment was during community summer when all of the Scholars came to work with us at Habitat for Humanity for a day. The two of us working at Habitat that summer would always come back to our house each day and describe how difficult our work was, especially in the New Orleans heat. It was only when the other scholars joined us for a day did we see how much we had improved our skills in building houses but it was also so amazing to see our group of scholars work together as a team.




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