“What do you want to be when you grow up?” is a question I’ve never had an easy answer to. I’ve explored my analytical side with interests in policy, data, and chemical engineering. I’ve embraced my creative side with my fascination with consumer decisions, the science of persuasion, and the means behind strong communication. At Duke, I’m studying Psychology, Computer Science, and Innovation & Entrepreneurship to combine those passions in my mission to create a unique answer to my most challenging question.
I came to Duke for its interdisciplinary focus and service mindset. Knowledge in the service of society is important to me and my motivations for higher education, and it’s something I’ve brought to my other involvements on campus. I’m the Communications Chair for Business Oriented Women, one of my favorite experiences I’ve had here. I’m a strategist for DukeStudents social media, authentically conveying the student experience to over 15000 followers across six platforms. I’m a mentor with the Penny Pilgram George Women’s Leadership Initiative, a former retreat leader for the Duke Authenticity Project, and a researcher with Bass Connections.
My experiences have helped me identify and focus my interests, and I hope to work in innovation, strategy, and marketing after graduation. After taking Women at Work, a Gender Studies and Sociology class with Professor Martha Reeves, I discovered new ways to frame my passion for gender equality. When I leave Duke, I hope to do work that improves the environment of women in male-dominated industries—whether that’s at a company creating change now or one I build in the future.