Hi, my name is Mollie Breen and I am from Falls Church, Virginia. Although I may live just 10 minutes outside D.C., I am almost positive that in your 7th grade spring break trip to the Capital you explored more historic venues that I have. Nonetheless, I enjoy living near our Nation’s Capital for a plethora of frozen yogurt vendors, and, indeed, my beginning awareness of its endless opportunities.
I have (you may want to be sitting down as my family confuses many people) an identical twin sister, two brothers who are fraternal twins, and an older sister. Yes, that is two sets of twins, and there are two sets of twins among my cousins as well, just for kicks.
Growing up, I enjoyed quitting ballet, avoiding piano lessons, and making excuses for soccer practice, until finally my body and balance found a happy-medium running miles in 8th grade. I ran cross country throughout all of high school and truly enjoyed the mental and physical growth that I gained from the team.
Since coming to school, I have continued my love for running through the Duke Club Cross Country team as well as coaching elementary school girls in Girls on the Run, a running and health based program. This program has been an amazing experience, combining my love for running and people in a way that allows me to give back leadership and guidance.
On the academic side, I am a Computer Science and Math major. Computer Science and Math are not necessarily two subjects that always comes easy to me, yet it is this quality that keeps me working at it. I find the hard work I invest in the subjects to be most gratifying, in the end. Eventually, I would love the hard work to lead me to a career in intelligence or national security.
Needless to say, Baldwin is one of the greatest and most humbling of blessings. It has opened me up to many opportunities that Duke offers and to many amazing people. I cannot wait for four plus years of friendship with my fellow Baldwins; thank you all for your support!