How I’ve made the most of my Duke experience
I have made the most of my Duke experience so far by finding amazing mentors, remaining open-minded to new opportunities, and engaging in research. I currently work as a researcher in the Alvarez Lab in the Duke Department of Cancer Biology. My mother currently battles breast cancer, so I enjoy studying tumor recurrence in HER2 positive breast cancer. I am also a Scholar in Marine Medicine, where I am working on a project that isolates anti-cancer compounds from marine organisms. I am grateful to all of my research mentors, as they have helped develop me as a researcher and a scholar.
What I value
I value my family and my friends. I also value community service and mentoring other students.
Where I see myself after Duke
After Duke, I see myself earning my MD/PhD and working as a physician-scientist. I hope to work on research throughout my career that fuses scientific advances in the lab with patient care in the clinic.
How I like to spend my free time
I like to spend my free time playing the clarinet and hanging out with my friends! I also enjoy exploring the Durham area. To de-stress, I love to take spin classes.
My favorite classes at Duke
- BIO 154: AIDS and Emerging Diseases
- WR 101: Women's Medicine in Western History
- CHEM 201: Organic Chemistry 1
- GLHLTH 101: Intro to Global Health
Resources I love to use at Duke
- Writing Studio
- Duke Office of Prehealth Advising
- Peer tutoring
- Duke List
- SPIRE Fellow
- Scholar in Marine Medicine
- Co-founder of Duke Clever Endeavor
- Duke Honor Council
- Duke Wind Symphony
- Freshman Program Director of the Duke Undergraduate Research Society
- Bass Connections