Jamal Edwards, a Robertson Scholar, graduated in 2016 from Duke University with a BA in Global Health and Journalism. He currently attends Stanford University pursuing a master’s degree in International Policy Studies. At Stanford, Jamal serves on the Board of Trustees Committee on Land and Buildings and works with Microsoft’s US Government Affairs team in Silicon Valley. Jamal’s interest in Global Health Diplomacy has led him to work with the United Nations joint program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the Sanford School of Public Policy’s program on Global Policy and Governance.
During his time at Duke, Jamal served the university at several different levels—namely as a Resident Advisor, BSA President, Dukes and Duchesses member, Duke Student Government member and a number of university committees. In 2015, Jamal was selected as a winner of MTV’s Look Different Creator Competition where he produced a short film addressing race and privilege on college campuses. His work at Duke and MTV led to partnerships and presentations with the Institute of Politics at Harvard University, the US Department of Education, and State Farm’s Philanthropic Association. Jamal hopes to use this wide range of experiences to offer a thoughtful and fresh perspective to the board.
Mr. Edwards was elected young trustee by the undergraduate student body in 2016, and served as an observer to the Board and Undergraduate Education and Human Resources Committees in 2016-2017. A voting member in 2017 through 2018, Mr. Edwards is a member of the Human Resources Committee and Institutional Advancement Committee.