I am a senior at Duke University from Richmond, Virginia, studying public policy with minors in education and inequality studies. My professional interests mainly focus on higher education policy, university instruction, and university-K-12 partnerships in Durham and nationally, holding positions with the Graduate School, Sanford School of Public Policy, Trinity College, Office of Government Relations, Durham University-Assisted Community Schools Research Collective, and more. I also serve on several university committees including the Board of Trustees’ Undergraduate Education Committee, Racial Equity Advisory Council, and Strategic Engagement Program, and the President’s Council on Black Affairs. Recently, I co-chaired Duke’s International Orientation, taught middle school math in Holly Springs, Mississippi, and now work as a data analyst intern for the AccessLex Institute, a Pennsylvania-based education non-profit. In my spare time, I coach 5-year-old basketball in Durham through student-run non-profit Coach2Inspire.
In my four years, I have collaborated with and learned from Duke’s senior administrators and trustees, gaining insights into the university’s operations. As Young Trustee, I will engage deeply with our institutional challenges and opportunities in partnership with individuals who share my love for higher education— and, most importantly, Duke. I am eager to bring my understanding of both Duke's institutional framework and the broader higher education context to the Young Trustee role, ensuring our decisions reflect Duke’s diverse needs and aspirations as we navigate a tumultuous period for higher education.