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Sujal Manohar

Sujal Manohar

Hi! My name is Sujal Manohar and I couldn’t be happier to be a Baldwin! I’m so excited to be a part of this group of strong, intelligent, and supportive women. This program has already given me a sense of community and belonging at Duke, and I look forward to getting even more involved in the future!

My family is originally from India, but I was born in upstate New York and moved to Dallas, Texas at age 4. I was fortunate to attend North Hills, one of the most unique, diverse high schools in the country, from 1st to 12th grade. My school has an international parade, students from dozens of different ethnicities, and a close-knit community that I could not have gotten at a large public school. My entire school experience has shaped who I am today, and made me more open minded and connected to my friends and teachers.

From a young age, I have been encouraged me to pursue anything I want, leading to a very disconnected and diverse array of high school activities. I tried almost everything: soccer, Model UN, volunteering at a local court, art competitions, science fairs, app contests, and biomedical research. Not surprisingly, I entered college with almost no idea of what I wanted to study. My diverse interests led me to choose Duke, where I knew my interdisciplinary mindset would be embraced and not diminished. I love the different types of people I meet here, and learn something new everyday, inside or outside of the classroom.

Though I am not entirely decided, I am now considering studying Neuroscience and Visual Arts. I have always had a passion for art, whether it was photography, drawing, collage, or painting. Art is my escape from the world around me, and I know I will pursue it in some form for the rest of my life.

At Duke, I am a photographer for the Chronicle, on the Student Health Advisory Board, and a member of the VisArts committee. I also love exploring new restaurants, shopping, tiramisu and red velvet cake, DIY crafts, and reading!

Feel free to contact me! (sujal.manohar@duke.edu)