Born in Miami, Florida, I was raised in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. At Duke, I studied Art History, with a concentration in Latin American art. Although I am part of the Baldwin Scholars class of 2010, I actually graduated early in 2009, Cum Laude with a Bachelor's of Arts.
At Duke, I had the privilege to write for Recess, The Chronicle’s magazine, where I wrote music album reviews for upcoming CD’s and discussed current community events and organizations. Also, as a native Spanish speaker, I volunteered as a tutor at E.K. Powe Elementary School in Durham, where I taught basic English language skills to Spanish-speaking students from First and Second grade.
Undeniably, my two greatest passions are art and food. My internship as a Baldwin Scholar was at Rotonda del Mar, a restaurant group in the Dominican Republic, where I assisted in selecting the artwork for three new restaurants and, also, worked as a Pastry Chef in the Italian kitchen. After graduating from Duke, I moved to Miami, Florida where I have worked at the Margulies Collection at the Warehouse, a private modern and contemporary art collection, and Cernuda Arte, a Cuban art gallery. I also write and document my cooking experiences through a blog, www.emilycodik.com.
The Baldwin Scholar program truly made my college experience even more enriching and fulfiling. I continue to be honored to have beeen selected as a Baldwin Scholar.