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Rae Dong


Rae Dong

I graduated in 2011 with an AB in Philosophy and a minor in Economics.

My experiences in and around the Duke fold have taken me to places ranging from New Delhi, India on a Duke Engage project to work with a local NGO in providing more adequate health care to marginalized populations, to study abroad at Oxford and in Greece, where I  was lucky enough to take a philosophy course set in ancient Athens itself. On campus I was heavily involved with a number of musical groups, led the undergraduate chapter of Net Impact, volunteered at Duke Hospital, and worked at the Kenan Institute for Ethics.

Previously a strategy consultant at Bain and the Gates Foundation, I currently attend medical school in New York City. I am excited about the intersection of medicine and business to make a meaningful impact on the current healthcare system.

The opportunities afforded to students at Duke never cease to amaze me and Baldwin has been one of my most informative, and transformative. Through this program I have met and befriended girls of varied interests, yet similar passions for leadership and self empowerment.

I would encourage first year women to cultivate those individual interests, build lasting relationships, and to be assertive in striving for the opportunities and experiences that present themselves. Above all, don't be afraid to be unconventional, and make your Duke experience your own.

Feel free to contact me with any questions. (rae.dong@alumni.duke.edu)