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Aarushi Tripathi

Aarushi Tripathi

Aarushi hails from Ahmedabad, India and graduated with a Bachelor’s in Computer Science and Engineering from Manipal University Jaipur in 2019. As a woman in…

Ali Friedman

Ali Friedman

Ali Friedman graduated from Georgetown University in 2019 with a Bachelor of Arts in Government and Psychology. For two years, she worked as a Data…

Allyson Barkley

Allyson Barkley

Allyson is a dual-degree student at the Sanford School and Duke Law School. She grew up in Charlottesville, Virginia and graduated from the University of…

Ana Earl

Ana Earl

Ana was raised abroad between the US, Azerbaijan and London before moving to Idaho, where she now proudly calls home. She attended McGill University in Montreal,…

Andrew Yanik

Andrew Yanik

Andrew is from Milford Connecticut about 15 minutes outside of New Haven. A graduate of Seton Hall University, he received a Political Science BA in 3…

Angela Wei

Angela Wei

Hi, friends. I am Lepeng (Angela) Wei. I graduated in May 2022 from Colorado College. I went to a Swiss boarding school and was born…

Anna Walsh

Anna Walsh

Anna is originally from Sacramento, CA and obtained her B.A. in International Affairs from George Washington University. As a Peace Corps volunteer in Senegal, she…

Arely Ramirez-Caba

Arely Caba

Arely, originally from Oaxaca, Mexico, grew up in Wilmington, North Carolina, and majored in Political Science at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Her transformative…

Ashlynn Lussier

Ashlynn Lussier

Ashlynn is a 2023 graduate from The University of Alabama where she majored in history and double minored in classical civilizations and public policy. Growing…

Austin Spence

Austin Spence

Austin (he/him/his) is joining the Sanford ranks as a joint MPP and MDIV (Master of Divinity) student from Duke Divinity School. With a background in…

Ayesha Ghazanfar

Ayesha Ghazanfar

Ayesha Ghazanfar is a Fulbright Grantee from Pakistan and part of the MPP class of 2025. She is an Officer of the Pakistan Administrative Service…

Aysia Gilbert

Aysia Gilbert

Aysia Gilbert was born in Jackson, Mississippi, and raised in Jacksonville, Florida. She attended the University of Florida (UF), where she majored in History and…

Azar Hasanli

Azar Hasanli

Azar is from Baku, Azerbaijan. He graduated from the Azerbaijan State University of Economics with a bachelor’s and master’s degree with a major in international…

Belton Moore

Belton Moore

Belton is a proud North Carolina Native from Robeson County and an enrolled member of the Lumbee Tribe. He graduated from NC State University in 2020 with bachelor’s…

Ben Jackson

Ben Jackson

Ben is a North Carolina native and graduate of North Carolina State University, where he majored in environmental engineering and minored in environmental science. Before…

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Birgen Nelson

Birgen is a recent graduate of Gustavus Adolphus College where she double majored in Political Science and Classical Languages and minored in Environmental Studies. She is…

C. J. Koch

C. J. Koch

C. J. is a first year MPP candidate and active-duty Strategist in the US Army. He grew up in Anacoco, Louisiana and graduated from the…

Caitlyn Leary

Caitlyn Leary

Caitlyn grew up in Charlottesville, Virginia, and attended the University of South Carolina, where she graduated in 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts in Visual…

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Caleb Barco

Caleb Barco is a graduate of Morehouse College with a BA in Political Science. Mr. Barco is a dual degree law student at North Carolina…

Calvin Rausch

Calvin Rausch

Hey! I am a first-year MPP student from Atlanta, Georgia. I completed my undergraduate degrees at the University of Georgia (Go Dawgs!) and served with…

Carla Naranjo

Carla Naranjo

Born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona, Carla Naranjo (she/her/ella) is a first-year MPP Student at the Duke Sanford School for Public Policy. Prior to Sanford,…

Catherine Phillips

Catherine Phillips

Catherine Phillips grew up in Atlanta, Georgia and graduated from North Carolina State University with a degree in Political Science with a concentration in Science,…

Charlotte Kaufmann

Charlotte Kaufmann

Charlotte Kaufmann grew up in Salisbury, North Carolina and graduated from Davidson College in 2018 with a degree in history. She has spent the past…

Chris Nachman

Chris Nachman

Chris is an Illinois-native and graduate of Indiana University. He previously completed University of Chicago’s Data Policy Summer Program and is now ecstatic to pursue…

Christopher Starr

Christopher Starr

Christopher was born in Minnesota and grew up in multiple areas of the United States. He served in the Peace Corps in Costa Rica as…

Chunyi Xu

Chunyi Xu

Chunyi Xu is an MPP student at Sanford School of Public Policy. She comes from Shanghai, China, and has studied at Boston University for four…

Connor Weis

Connor Weis

Connor (pronouns he/him/his) grew up in Amherst, Massachusetts, before attending St. Lawrence University. There, he studied Biology, Government, and African Studies. These interests took him to…

Cornell Jordan

Cornell Jordan

Cornell is a native of Winston-Salem, North Carolina where he graduated from Parkland High School.  Since completing his undergraduate studies at UNC-Chapel Hill, he has…

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Damon Daniels

Damon L. Daniels (he/him/his) was raised in New Jersey and North Carolina, and has spent his adult life in Harlem, New York. He has served…

Daysha Reed

Daysha Reed

Daysha Reed is from Michigan and graduated from Central Michigan University with a degree in Child Development and Cultural and Global Studies. Since graduating in…

De'Omini Daniely

De’Omini Daniely

De’Omini will be pursuing a Master’s of Public Policy with a concentration in International Development Policy.She recently graduated from the University of Georgia with a…

Devin Greeno

Devin Greeno

Devin is originally from Chicago but now lives in Charleston, South Carolina. He is currently completing his undergraduate degree at Duke while beginning his Master…

Dhivahari Vivek

Dhivahari Vivek

Dhivahari Vivek is a Colorado local with Sri Lankan Tamil heritage. She graduated from the University of Colorado Denver with degrees in computer science and political…

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Dingyun (Michael) Cui

Diontre Davis

Diontre Davis

My name is Diontre Jamar Timothy Davis (LinkedIn), and I will be attending the Sanford School of Public Policy to complete the 2023-2025 Master of…

Emmanuel Petrov

Emmanuel Petrov

Emmanuel “Manny” is a native of Raleigh, North Carolina, pursuing an MPP at the Duke Sanford School of Public Policy. He graduated summa cum laude from the…

Eni Owoeye

Eni Owoeye

Eni Owoeye is a first-generation Nigerian-American with roots along the East Coast. She graduated from New York University in 2022 with a dual degree in International…

Ethan Rodier

Ethan Rodier

Ethan is from Fairfield, Connecticut, and graduated from Davidson College in 2023 with a major in Political Science and minor in Data Science. There, he focused on American…

Eva Brungard

Eva Brungard

Eva Brungard is from Carmel, Indiana and a May 2023 graduate of Indiana University, where she received a Bachelor of Science in Policy Analysis with…

Fei Wu

Fei Wu

Born and raised in Shanghai, China, Fei Wu has been exposed to both Western and Eastern culture from a very young age. Through her work…

Fiona Guan

Fiona Guan

Fiona Guan (MPP’25) earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and Fintech with a minor in Business Analytics at Northeastern University in 2023. Fiona is born…

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Fleming Beaver

Born and raised in North Carolina, Fleming has been passionate about politics and policy since his second grade class election, in which (tragically) Al Gore…

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Gabriel Toscano

Garrett May

Garrett May

Garrett began his interest in policy after participating in International Relations and National Security and Counterintelligence programs at Georgetown University while in high school. He studied…

Garrison Clapp

Garrison Clapp

Garrison Clapp is a native of North Carolina. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 2023 with a Bachelor’s degree in…

Gary Alvarez Mejia

Gary Alvarez Mejia

Gary, born and raised in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, majored in International Relations at Nur University. He worked as a professor for undergraduate courses and conducted…

Grace Ryan

Grace Ryan

Grace Ryan is a Minnesotan native, where she grew up in it’s capital city, St. Paul. Prior to studying at Duke Sanford, she received her…

Graeme Strickland

Graeme Strickland

Graeme Strickland is originally from Greenville, North Carolina and graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2020 where he studied Business Administration at Kenan-Flagler Business School. Graeme’s…

Gray Rucker

Gray Rucker

Gray was born and raised in Greensboro, North Carolina. In 2023, he graduated summa cum laude from Wake Forest University, where he studied Classical Languages, Politics and International…

Hannah Gahagan

Hannah Gahagan

Hannah grew up in Washington, North Carolina but has lived across NC. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (’21) with…