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How I’ve made the most of my Duke experience

When I first toured Duke, it instantly stood out to me with its incredible variety of special programs and resources. In my time at Duke, I have tried to make the most of my experience by trying to take advantage of all that Duke offers. From advising resources, Bass Connections, study abroad, independent study opportunities, research, and volunteering, Duke has helped me pursue so many of my interests and future aspirations. The multitude of options and support Duke has given me is what has truly made my Duke experience stand apart!

What I value

I value always trying new things, remaining persistent and optimistic, and of course spending time with friends and family!


Where I see myself after Duke

After Duke I plan on taking a gap year to pursue research and travel before attending medical school.

How I like to spend my free time

I enjoy spending time with friends, playing tennis, listening to podcasts (especially Freakonomics and Crime Junkies), and singing! I also love traveling when I get the chance!

My favorite classes at Duke

  • Writing 101: Communicating Science
  • Computer Science 101
  • Chemistry 201: Organic Chemistry I
  • Neurbio 393: Independent Research Study
  • Russian 112: Accelerated Russian Language

Resources I love to use at Duke

  • Pre-health advising
  • Peer Tutoring
  • DukeList
  • Office hours
  • Thompson Writing Studio

Co-curricular/engagement experiences

  • Grandl Lab: Research in Duke Neurobiology Department
  • Bass Connections
  • Duke In Russia
  • AMWA
  • Duke Chorale