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Michelle Sohn


Michelle Sohn

 Known for her stellar dance moves and spectacular tendency to break out into song at random moments, Michelle Sohn was born Oct. 5, 1989 into a Korean-American military family. Three countries, four states, and eight schools later, Michelle found herself accepted and enrolled into Duke University. 

During her time at Duke, Michelle has sat on the Chronicle's Editorial Board, served as a Duke Student Government (DSG)'s Liaison to Gender Issues, and played guitar for a Proposition 8 protest rally.  She also interned for the International Women's Democracy Center and Senator Mark Warner (D-VA).  In her senior year, she was elected by popular vote as Young Trustee, a position that grants a 3-year term on Duke's Board of Trustees, the highest decision-making body of the University. As Young Trustee, she serves on the Undergraduate Education Committee.

After graduation, Michelle worked at a public-private marketing partnership in Washington, D.C. She is currently a student at Harvard Law School. At Harvard, she is on the Journal of Law and Technology and was elected Co-President of the Harvard Asian Pacific American Law Student Association.