Hello! My name is Alexandria Calloway–but I commonly go by “Ali” – and I am honored to be a part of the Baldwin Scholars Program.

Some words I would use to describe myself would be observant, humorous, meticulous, and committed.

I was born in Plantation, Florida and have lived in South Florida all my life. While I didn’t think that I was a huge beach fan, moving away for college has confirmed that I actually am. I enjoy being outside and around nature: walking, biking, and almost any outdoor sport sounds like a good time to me.

My family and culture is very important to me. I am Jamaican, African-American, and South Asian, and I have 3 siblings. I try to hold myself accountable by learning to cook ethnic dishes (ex. Stew Peas, Oxtail, Curry Goat) and listening to Caribbean music.

I have played tennis competitively for about 6 years now and I continue to play now with Duke Club Tennis. The sport is appealing because of its ability to be either individual or team-based and it challenges the physical and mental capabilities of its players. Outside of sports and the outdoors, I am also fond of drawing and spending time playing the piano.

At Duke, I intend to study Biochemistry and Global Health or Computer Science and Global Health...I haven’t been able to decide yet. So far, I have been able to participate in the Black Student Alliance, Duke Stem Connect, Duke Global Med, and Club Tennis. I am thoroughly enjoying my time here and cannot wait for the memories and experiences to come!

Finding out that I was accepted to be a part of this community was so exciting. I cannot wait to get to know the other women in our community and contribute to the Baldwin experience.