Congratulations to our new Duke WIN Scholars!
Chioma Ibeku is from South Plainfield, N.J., and southeastern Nigeria. She is pursuing a major in Economics and a minor in Arabic. Her academic interests center around how macroeconomics relates to topics like equality studies, climate change, and political science. On campus, she has served as a Baldwin Scholar, Undergraduate Young Trustee Nominating Committee member, and programming director in DukeAfrica. Outside of Duke, Chioma has been recognized as a Future Climate Leader by the Aspen Institute and she plans to continue this leadership after graduating, working in government to draft economic policy for modern-day issues. In her spare time, she values long walks, television dramas, and fictional novels. She is excited both to join WIN and to build community with its members.
Juliana Alfonso-DeSouza is a rising third-year David M. Rubenstein Scholar from San Antonio, Texas. She is pursuing a bachelor of science in evolutionary anthropology with chemistry and education minors on the premedical track. Juliana is passionate about mending educational inequities and the intersection of medicine and policy. She plans to attend medical school and advocate for holistic patient care focused on quality of life. On campus, she is involved with Duke men’s basketball as a line monitor, the Rajagopal Lab, Camp Kesem, DukeLIFE, the Duke Canine Cognition Center, and Duke Presidential Ambassadors. Some of Juliana’s favorite things are coffee, Duke basketball, and her Yorkipoo puppy at home.
Check out the recently updated Spring 2023 Guide to Volunteer Leadership Boards at Duke. WIN encourages all Duke women to consider volunteer board service to enrich and enhance conversations about the future of Duke.
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