Annie Cui

From Melbourne, Australia, Annie (she/her) is a Sirena WuDunn Memorial Scholar double majoring in Public Policy and Economics. At Duke, Annie has dedicated herself to creating an inclusive community for all from their first day at Duke as an Orientation Project Co-Director and as Duke Student Government’s Attorney General. Her experiences as a Resident Assistant, Teaching Assistant, and Research Assistant have given her an in-depth understanding of student life and the daily operations of Duke. Annie has also worked to expand Duke’s global footprint as the former Co-President of International Association, the Co-Chair of the Duke Chapter of Kunshan Student Ambassador Council, and a Global Fellow. She spearheaded the first International Student Blue Book to help students across the world transition to their new home and co-founded the Duke-DKU US-China Case Competition. Annie is also serving her second term on the Board of Trustees Standing Committees as an undergraduate representative.

Annie hopes to draw upon her broad experiences and multicultural perspectives to help Duke navigate a new century of increasingly complex local and global landscapes. A strong believer in the power of education, Annie is deeply committed to accessibility, diversity, and inclusion for all in academic spaces as featured by her two theses on free university tuition, educational access, and student experiences. Her multifaceted perspectives and passion for education equip her with a unique understanding of Duke’s position at home and in the world. She is keen to continue her service and contribute to the next chapter of Duke.