Hi! My name is Nikki Tora, and I am thrilled to be a part of the vibrant Baldwin community!

I'm from Langhorne Pennsylvania, which is a small town, just outside the city of Philadelphia. However, I did not attend my local high school and instead attended a small boarding school in Middletown Delaware, where I spent the majority of my time. 

As a proud Kenyan, culture holds a special place in my heart, and I am always eager to learn about the diverse traditions and backgrounds that make each person unique. Beyond academics, you'll often find me spending time with friends and family, baking —especially when it comes to whipping up a batch of brownies or reading mystery novels. 

In addition to my academic pursuits, my heart lies in advocating human rights causes and addressing social problems. Drawing from my personal experiences, I've been inspired to initiate projects that uphold human rights globally. Beyond initiatives, I embrace the role of a mentor and role model, aiming to inspire those around me. My commitment to human rights extends to my involvement in campus activities. At Duke, I am an active member of the Advocacy Club and the Black Pre-Law Society. These engagements provide me with platforms to amplify the voices of minority groups and underrepresented communities, fostering an environment of inclusivity and equality.

Currently, I plan to pursue a major in Public Policy, a field that aligns with my passion for understanding and addressing societal challenges. While I am currently undecided on a minor, I hope to continue to explore my various interests and discover new academic avenues that resonate with my goals and aspirations.

I feel so honored and blessed to be a Baldwin Scholar and am eagerly looking forward to getting to know my fellow Baldwins on a deeper level. Here's to growth, new experiences, and the wonderful journey ahead!