Hi Baldwin stalkers! My name is Andrea Gomez, and I am so honored and grateful to have been selected as a Class of 2027 Baldwin Scholar! I was born in Puerto Rico, but moved to Panama at age 3. Growing up in Panama opened up many opportunities to go out and help those in-need. From reconstructing schools to proposing a genetically modified cyanobacteria to decompose pesticides in farms, I advocated for a better Panama. Now at Duke, I wish to do the same through being a female voice and advocate at Baldwin!
My hobbies include watching movies (Pitch Perfect is my comfort movie), trying new restaurants, playing volleyball, traveling, and hanging out with my friends and family. I love to discover the hidden gems of towns and cities across the world. In high school, I wrote a children’s book called “Lessons for Future Queens” to empower young girls to push through the patriarchal inequalities present in traditional Latin American culture. From the proceeds that I raised from selling the book, I donated it all to an all-girls orphanage in Panama. Having lived in Panama has shaped me into becoming a very strong and self-aware advocate.
As a Baldwin Scholar, I am so excited to see what my future as a female leader has in store for me!!