Trey Walk T'19

Trey Walk is a recent Duke graduate who studied history and human rights as a member of the Robertson Scholars Leadership Program.

At Duke, Trey was involved in many areas of campus life including service as a member of the President's Working Group on Community and Dialogue, People's State of the University advocacy coalition, the Undergraduate Student Conduct Board, Black Men's Union, Duke's Low-Income First-Generation Pre-Orientation team, and Freshman Class President.

His community involvement included volunteering as a coordinator, house course instructor, and a board member of the Community Empowerment Fund, a nonprofit that helps Durham residents gain income, housing, connect to community resources, and build financial well-being. Trey conducted research on Durham's affordable housing crisis through the Bull City 150 project. He also interned with the Marian Cheek Jackson Center, an organization working to preserve historically black neighborhoods in Chapel Hill.

His contributions were recognized with two of Duke's highest student honors: the William J. Griffith Service Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Durham and Local Community, and the Student Affairs Distinguished Leadership & Service Award for Demonstration of Integrity.

Trey currently lives in Montgomery, Alabama. He works at the Equal Justice Initiative, a private nonprofit law organization that provides legal services to the poor, the incarcerated, and the condemned, and advances racial justice efforts across the United States.

Trey was elected young trustee by the undergraduate student body in 2019, and served as an observer to the Board in 2019-2020. A voting member in 2020-2022, Trey is a member of the Undergraduate Education Committee and the Duke and Durham Today and Tomorrow Strategic Task Force.

August 2020