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Anna Koelsch


Anna  Koelsch

Hello! My name is Anna, I'm from St. Paul, Minnesota, and I majored in public policy with a minor in German. At Duke I wrote and edited for The Chronicle, directed the theatrical production All of the Above, and spent a lot of time at the Sanford School of Public Policy. During my freshman year, I participated in the Global Health FOCUS cluster—an experience that provided invaluable mentorship opportunities while sparking an entirely new interest (I highly recommend it!). In 2012, I participated in DukeEngage Wentworth, South Africa during the summer and studied abroad in Berlin, Germany in the fall. I spent summer 2013 interning in San Francisco, California, and accepted a job there after graduation.

I applied to Baldwin with hopes for a supportive community of women who would push me to be a better version of myself. The program has certainly realized those hopes, although I could not have predicted how influential it would be for me. Baldwin women have encouraged me to confidently pursue my interests and seize every opportunity.

If you ever have any questions about Baldwin, Duke, or anything else, feel free to contact me at anna.koelsch@gmail.com.