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Duke Chronicle

In January 2019, I became an Opinion Columnist for The Chronicle, Duke’s independent student newspaper. In my column, “The Optimist,” I discuss challenges we are facing on campus and share potential solutions that everyone can contribute to. I hope to make students at Duke more compassionate, curious, engaged, and authentic. We have the opportunity to strengthen our university, support our community, and make our world a better place; I aim for my writing to advance this goal.

The Optimist

  1. Fighting Fire with Action – January 16, 2020
  2. Thanksgiving: Blue Devil edition – December 6, 2019
  3. Recognizing the entire Duke community—including staff – November 7, 2019
  4. How you can act on climate change, today! – September 26, 2019
  5. The Duke buffet – August 28, 2019
  6. Empathy in the face of tragedy – April 22nd, 2019
  7. Don’t let schooling interfere with your education – April 2nd, 2019
  8. Being honest, spreading kindness – March 4th, 2019
  9. A call for community – February 18th, 2019
  10. Fight intolerance by embracing diversity – January 29th, 2019


Before my tenure as a columnist, I submitted multiple letters-to-the-editor regarding environmental and political issues. Here are the links to these articles.

  1. Dare to listen, dare to disagree – April 5th, 2018
  2. Protect the Arctic Refuge – December 15th, 2017
  3. Oppose new natural gas at Duke – April 6th, 2017


Additionally, I’ve written the following articles outside of my work with The Chronicle.

  1. The Contradiction of American History – August 30th, 2020