Duke University | Baldwin Scholars Program

Chaele Arkfeld


Chaele  Arkfeld

"Most people don't know there are angels whose only job is to make sure you don't get too comfortable and fall asleep and miss your life."    

-  Brian Andreas

 

With an open mind and a positive attitude, I take on as many opportunities as the world can throw at me.  Life is an incredible journey, and so far I've loved the adventure.  To me, the ultimate goal is to make my life a good story.  Both the good experiences and the bad contribute to who you become, and at the end of the day who you are is most important.

I am Chaele Arkfeld.  I was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska, and I love the childhood I had in the Midwest.  My parents and siblings were fabulous company, and I learned so much from them along the way that make up a large part of the person I am today.  My older sister Tanin taught me how to be competitive, but also be compassionate.  My little brother Ke taught me the joy of laughter, and how to find entertainment in every situation.  My Mom taught me the beauty of art, and how to see it in each day, and my Dad taught me to work hard, but not to let that get in the way of love or life's possibilities. 

I'm very proud about what I have accomplished to this point, and I am happy with the person I am today.  However, I'm not done with my adventure yet.  I'm excited to see how I continue to change, and I look forward to see what impact I can leave on this world.

 

"Feels like some kind of ride, but it's turning out just to be life going absolutely perfectly."

-  Brian Andreas