Amiya Mehrotra is a senior majoring in Public Policy (with a focus on higher education policy) and pursuing minors in History and Economics. At Duke, she serves as the President of Duke Presidential Ambassadors (previously Dukes and Duchesses), the undergraduate representative on the Board of Trustees Racial Equity Advisory Council (Education Subcommittee), and previous Chair of the Chronicle’s Editorial Board. She discovered her passion for higher education policy through a higher education research project under Professor Noah Pickus; since then, she has served as a research assistant for Professor Eric Mlyn, participated in the 2021-22 Race and New Southern Politics Bass Connections Project, and been awarded the Dean’s Summer Research Fellowship. Outside of this research, Amiya has worked for the Pauli Murray Center for History and Social Justice, interned on the Hill (House of Representatives, NJ-5), worked for Population Connection as their Stanback Fellow, and worked as a summer analyst for Cornerstone Research in Washington, D.C. After graduation, Amiya will be working on social sector strategy projects at Redstone Strategy in their New York City office.
Honors Thesis: Higher Education as a Vessel of Democracy: A Case Study of Olin College of Engineering
Faculty Advisor: Deondra Rose