Hi! My name is Elizabeth Klein, but most people call me Lizzie. I want to start off by expressing just how grateful I am for the Baldwin Scholars Program. I feel so privileged to be part of a network of such intelligent, kind, and driven women.

I was born in New York City and raised in Short Hills, New Jersey. I attended a small, progressive day school until eighth grade and then an independent all-girls high school. At my high school, Kent Place, I fostered life long friendships and learned just how important it is for women to support and challenge each other. I was involved in student government as senior class president and was a member of our Model United Nations team. During my free time, I love to read, ski, and travel. A cool fact about me is that I have been to every continent but Antarctica! I just might have to brave the cold and make it there one day.

I also really enjoy spending time with friends and family. My parents and siblings are important role models in my life. As a Dukie, I’m following in the footsteps of my mother, who graduated from Duke in 1980 and my older sister, a member of the class of 2015. I am currently pre-health with plans to major in Women’s Studies. I have always wanted a career that is challenging and allows me to give back to my community. Doctors and scientists are making so many incredible advances in the medical field, and I cannot wait to learn and help others through modern medicine.