Each fall, 18 first-year students from the Trinity College of Arts & Sciences and the Pratt School of Engineering are selected to become the newest members of Duke University's Alice M. Baldwin Scholars women's leadership program.
This prestigious group was created in 2004 to inspire and support undergraduate students to become engaged, confident and connected leaders in the Duke community and beyond.
As a Scholar, you'll network with distinguished faculty, connect with other female-identified students, intern in the field of your choice, and study in intimate seminars. This rigorous, four-year program will sharpen your thinking, raise your self-awareness and empower you to influence Duke's culture.
Hi! My name is Samantha Streit and I am proud to be a member of the Baldwin class of 2022.
I hope to pursue a major in Theater Studies and then audition and perform as a professional actress in New York City, my hometown. I plan to continue making public service a priority, focusing my career on telling impactful stories and using the arts as a vehicle to create social change.
I have been passionate about the arts my entire life. I went to the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute for four years where I studied acting, TV & film, and musical theater. I also have worked as an assistant... Read More about Samantha Streit
“I can't be a pessimist because I'm alive.” James Baldwin
Not many people can say that they won a lottery that brought them three thousand miles away, across large bodies of water, and past multiple borders. To a place with a new language. To a place where none of my ancestors had ever stepped foot. With a ticket that told me that this place was my home where I belonged--a place that belonged to me.
Hello! My name is Liyu Woldemichael. My name was passed to me by my grandmother who died before my first words were ever spoken. Liyu in Amharic means special. My grandmother hoped I would live a... Read More about Liyu Woldemichael
My name is Madeleine Yancy, and I am both incredibly excited and humbled to be a part of the Baldwin Scholars Class of 2022.
I was born and raised in the extremely distant city of Durham, North Carolina. I carry a deep love for my hometown and the diversifying experiences it has provided me. I grew up in a politically active and growing city, and being able to learn among other students who were just as passionate about social justice as I was only intensified my interest in it. I am passionate about equality in all forms, but especially in women’s rights and education. I attended one of the... Read More about Madeleine Yancy