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Alessondra Speidel


Alessondra Speidel

Hi! My name is Allie Speidel. I graduated from Duke with a BSE in Biomedical Engineering.  From the moment I set foot on Duke's campus I felt like I was in a safe haven, a comfortable place where I could learn how to more fully unearth the identity of the question that I had been seeking to dedicate my life to. Duke not only introduced me to useful formulas and methods of analysis that can predict the response of bodily tissues to a specific stimulus, it more importantly, taught me how to learn. I have been able to seize the opportunity to relish and personally tackle the intellectual process.  At Duke, I was able to foster each of my interests into passions. Through the Baldwin Scholars I met 125 other girls with similar goals of finding out who they are and making their mark on the world. I have been inspired and challenged by each and every one of them. I can easily say that applying to become a Baldwin scholar has been one of the best decisions I made since I decided to come Duke.

I plan to spend the next two years pursuing an MRes in Biomedical Research at Imperial College London under a Marshall Scholarship.  After returning to the US, I plan to pursue an MD/PhD.


If you have any questions about Baldwin, or even Duke in general feel free to email me (allie.speidel@gmail.com).