I’m Emily, a junior from southern NH. I was born in Vermont, spent my elementary years in Austin, TX, and finally moved to NH when I was twelve. I have two sisters and parents who I’ve only grown closer to during my time at Duke. After a year and a half of exploring different classes (Buddhism, engineering, and global health to name a few), I decided on a neuroscience major and economics minor. This past semester, I was able to take two very interesting neuroscience electives: neuroendocrinology and the neurobiology of learning and memory, and I’m looking forward to taking more classes in this rapidly-expanding field.
At Duke, I’m a member of CAPE, a group that gives athletes and Baldwin Scholars a premedical experience through bimonthly journal club, clinic time and a summer internship experience. Working with the nurses, physicians’ assistants and doctors in clinic has solidified my desire to attend medical school and eventually practice medicine. Additionally, this past summer I travelled to Urubamba, Peru with nine other Duke students through Duke Engage. My time in Peru was amazing. Through ProWorld Peru, I lived with a host family, led a youth group with three other students, built clean burning stoves, and managed to squeeze in many adventures on the weekends. We visited Machu Picchu, marched in a parade in Cusco, climbed to the Chicón glacier, and visited numerous ruins. I miss the Peruvian culture, the kids from our youth group, and the beautiful landscape, and I hope to return at some point in the future. Lastly, I am on the executive board of my sorority and am hoping to get involved in a photography club on campus this semester.
Through Baldwin, I’ve been inspired and supported by fellow Baldwins, female faculty members, and various professionals who’ve spoken with us. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about the program. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org and I’d love to hear from you!