Hometown: Born in Merced, California, Lived in Nebraska, Virginia, Georgia, Alabama, Raised in Kansas City, Missouri
Major: Public Policy with a focus in Education Policy
Minor: History and Theater Studies
I love: God, my family, Duke, seafood, feminism
Whats Happening Now: This fall I am pursuing a PhD in Sociology at UCLA.
My two cents while at Duke:
As senior year rolls around, I have realized that college has been an amazing experience. My college journey has changed me in ways I couldn't have imagined 3 years ago. As write this paragraph, I am sitting in a class room over looking the city of Venezia (Venice).
My junior year has been one of constant changes- life goals evolving, traveling to unknown lands by myself. Currently my life is in a constant mode of change that will, I believe, continue throughout my senior year. But I'm excited to see what life brings. Please remember that college is your time to "do you." Don't allow anyone to tell you otherwise. Below I written two quotes. The first is a stanza from one of my favorite poems, and something that I live by daily. The other I'm still struggling with because I want to accomplish everything.
Much Baldwin Love,
The Ode by Arthur O'Shaughnessy (1st verse)
We are the music makers, And we are the dreamers of dreams
Wandering by lone sea-breakers, Sitting by desolate streams
World-losers and world-forsakers, On whom the pale moon gleams
Yet we are the movers and the shakers, Of the world for ever it seems
If you set out to accomplish everything, you will accomplish nothing, and if you accomplish nothing, everything does not matter. But if you accomplish at least one thing, you will change everything. -Amanda Renee Morrall