Good morning (the sun is always rising somewhere)! My name is Cherranda Smith. I am from Stamford, Connecticut and Athens, Georgia. One thing I have come to know whole-heartedly is that self-discovery is a journey, not a destination. My time at Duke afforded me opportunities to grow in ways that still bear fruit – including and especially Baldwin Scholars.
After Duke, I studied at Columbia University School of Social Work and zoomed in on my true norths: writing, community building & engagement, creativity, literacy access for all. These are pivotal to my career and motivate me to continue living my dreams out loud. Stay tuned!