Neha Vangipurapu is a senior majoring in Public Policy with minors in Psychology and French. At Duke, she is a 2022 Arete Fellow, 2021 Political Engagement Project Fellow, and a 2022 Philip R. Costanzo Teaching Fellow. She has conducted research in the Belief, Affect, and Behavior Lab under Dr. Patty van Capellan, and as a Bass Connections Fellow studying the 2008 financial crisis. Off campus, she has interned with a land justice organization in Cape Town, South Africa and is on the leadership team at the Community Empowerment Fund in Durham, NC. In her free time, Neha sings with Duke’s competitive South Asian acapella team, Deewana, and is the concertmaster of the Duke Symphony Orchestra. After graduation, she hopes to work in the nonprofit sector for a few years before attending law school.
Honors Thesis: A Comprehensive Analysis of Hindu American Politics and its connections to Indian Hindutva
Faculty Advisor: Professor Abdullah Antepli