Meet the WIN Scholars: Duke’s Next Generation of Women Leaders
Congratulations to our Duke WIN Scholars! These young women are selected by Duke’s Financial Aid Office with an eye toward selecting young women who demonstrate leadership qualities that can be further encouraged and cultivated through contact with the WIN community.
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Treniyyah Anderson ’20 is spending a post-graduation gap year in Washington, D.C., before applying to graduate programs in nursing. A first-generation college student from Philadelphia, Treniyyah earned her bachelor’s degree in cultural anthropology and global health while completing prerequisites for an accelerated bachelor of science in nursing degree. Outside of the classroom, was an assistant researcher at the Lenox Baker Children’s Hospital, served as a podcast host for Unapologetic Black Radio and was co-president for the Global Education Student Committee.
Lilliana Bianca Reyes Gaspar ’20 is a first-generation college student from Austin, Texas, who earned her bachelor’s degree in public policy. While at Duke, she was a photographer for The Chronicle and tutored 5th graders through Partners for Success. As a member of Define American, an organization that seeks to shift the conversation about immigrants, identity and citizens in the Duke/Durham community, Lilliana helped co-produce a video for their “Undocumented Awareness Week” on campus. In addition, she helped co-found Duke Jewels Inc. with the purpose of partnering with a local Durham middle school, Rogers-Herr, to empower middle school girls of color through mentorship. She will begin working with Accenture in Charlotte this November, and plans to work a few years before returning to graduate school to earn her master’s and Ph.D. degrees.
Idalis French ’19 is pursuing a Master of Arts (M.A.) degree in Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she was awarded a graduate fellowship and teaching assistantship. At Duke, Idalis volunteered with mentorship program between Duke undergraduate women and middle-school girls in the Durham community. She also worked at the Office of Access and Outreach and the Kenan Institute for Ethics. In her senior year, Idalis was awarded the prestigious Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award, which recognizes a graduating senior for qualities of selflessness, service, nobility of character, integrity, and depth of spirituality.
Katie Taylor ’19 is pursuing a Ph.D. in Mathematics with an education research focus at the University of Alabama as an NSF Graduate Research Fellow, where she has also been awarded the Graduate Council Fellowship and the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Graduate Scholarship. At Duke, Katie worked with the Academic Resource Center and served as a Peer Advisor through the Academic Advising Center. Katie was also a first-generation mentor through the office of Access and Outreach and a Women in Math Mentor through the Duke mathematics department. She has been inducted into Duke’s chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.