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Leah Hill


Leah Hill

I grew up in Charlotte, NC and attended Harding University High School. During high school I threw shot put and discus on a state champion track and field team, participated in Model United Nations, was Vice President of National Honor Society, and in multiple community service organizations. Outside of school, I was involved in the National Conference for Community and Justice, an organization dedicated to achieving social justice in today's society. 

When I made the transition to Duke, I wanted to be involved in smaller communities where I could feel comfortable and accepted. To ease the transition, I decided to enroll in the Modern America Focus. I also had the support of the Reginaldo Howard Scholars as a source of guidance and an opportunity explore student leadership on campus. I am also a member of the Lambda Omega Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated.

I decided to apply for the Baldwin Scholars Program because I was interested in meeting a group of passionate and motivated group of women on campus to inspire and support me through my years at Duke University. Through this program, I have met and begun to build relationships with so many amazing women. I am very excited about working with the Baldwins and leaving a lasting impression on Duke University.

 I graduated in 2009 with a major in Public Policy Studies and minors in African and African American Studies and Cultural Antrhopology.he relationships I formed in the Baldwin Scholars program have continued to flourish after graduation. I am now a part of an active and caring network of alumnae.

I currently live in Chicago, IL. I am serving as a 2009 Corps member of Teach For America and I teach second grade split classroom on the west side of the city.