My grandmother always used to say, “What you have in your head, no one can ever take away from you.” Attending an all girls’ school for a majority of my life with other passionate, bold, and outspoken young women has made me value my education for the confidence it has given me in my abilities to be a difference maker. However, it wasn’t until I learned about the obstacles girls around the world face, that I realized the validity of my grandmother’s words. Education is the most powerful tool for solving our world’s greatest problems, and with the education I am receiving, I feel a sense of responsibility to act and to act boldly. The Baldwin Scholars Community has helped me continue to develop the skills I need to do so and a platform from which to use my voice on campus and beyond. 

I am a senior from NYC double majoring in global health and cultural anthropology with a focus in disparities in adolescent girls' health and development. I hope to pursue a career that combines my passion for global health, girls’ and women’s issues, and story telling. 

Although I have yet to figure out which direction I am headed after college, Baldwin has given me the confidence to create my own paths here at Duke, and I am excited to explore the endless possibilities. I have really enjoyed getting to know my Baldwin sisters, all of whom who have different stories, diverse backgrounds, and a wide-range of interests, but are bound by our shared belief in the importance of female empowerment and leadership.

In terms of hobbies and other interests, I love reading, blogging and dancing.  From Flamenco to Hip-Hop and Salsa, when there is music playing you can almost always expect me to start dancing.  As a native New Yorker, I enjoy going on walks and exploring new neighborhoods, and I am always on the look out for some good ice-cream or gluten-free goodies! Since starting college, I have a new found passion for cooking an recipe testing.

I also love asking and answering questions, so always feel free to reach out!