All tagged Political Student

Episode 1.24 — Adaiya Granberry '19

"I was very lucky to have been raised in Tacoma because of all the different people I was able to meet, and being able to realize the importance of meeting people who didn't come from the same background." - Adaiya Granberry '19 Duke students are political students.  Hear their stories.

Episode 1.17 — Steve Hassey '19

Senior Steve Hassey, from Cincinnati, Ohio, studies public policy and policy journalism at Duke. On campus, he's involved with Duke Student Government, Duke Democrats, and Duke Political Review. He's interned in politics at the local and national levels, including a stint as a Press Intern in the United States Senate. He also currently serves as co-head line monitor for the Men's Basketball team. Listen in to hear how and why Steve engages politically!

Episode 1.16 — Audrey Kornkven '20

“A lot of the issues of our day are super complicated—like health care or immigration. You can’t pretend to know everything about that issue and have a strong opinion, and just because you don’t know what your views are doesn’t mean you don’t care.”—Audrey Kornkven ‘20 Duke University junior Audrey Kornkven, from Northfield, Minnesota, is pursuing a B.S. in economics with a concentration in finance, as well as a certificate in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics. She is involved in a variety of groups on campus, including Duke’s traveling Model UN team, the Duke Investment Club, and Duke Business Oriented Women. She will spend summer 2019 in the investment bank at Morgan Stanley. Listen in to hear why and how Audrey engages politically!

Episode 1.15 — Olivia Simpson '20

Duke University junior Olivia Simpson, a Sociology major, is a North Carolina native. She came to Duke as a public policy major, but says she's "become more interested in quantifying stories and in learning how to translate people’s experiences into empathetic policy." A B.N. Duke Scholar, Olivia volunteers with the Community Empowerment Fund and works with a Bass Connections team finding avenues for civic engagement.

Episode 1.14 — Yash Bajaj '19

The Political Student is back for the spring semester, kicking off with an interview with Yash Bajaj '19. Yash studies Public Policy and International Comparative Studies (Middle East focus) at Duke and will receive his undergraduate degree in 2019. He joins the second cohort of the Sanford School's new 4+1 Accelerated MPP Program. Yash is interested in foreign policy and technology policy—and especially how the intersection of the two is becoming increasingly relevant. Throughout college, Yash has been involved with Duke Democrats, Duke National Alliance on Mental Illness, and the Duke Human Rights Center. He also spent time working and studying in both Lebanon and Israel.

Sponsored by POLIS: Duke's Center for Political Leadership, Innovation, and Service.

Episode 1.13 — Kushal Kadakia '19

"When you build a sense of urgency combined with a level of depth needed to make good, smart policy decisions, you get a really good sweet spot for making change."—Kushal Kadakia '19

With majors in public policy and biology, Kushal has been deeply involved on and off campus: he served as the executive vice president of Duke Student Government last year, was a chairman of the Duke Honor Council, and interned at the North Carolina governor's office working on health policy. Kushal is a 2018 Truman Scholar and a 2019 Rhodes Scholar.

Sponsored by POLIS: Duke's Center for Political Leadership, Innovation, and Service.

Episode 1.12 — Angeli Sharma '20

In episode 12 of The Political Student, Duke junior Angeli Sharma, a double major in Public Policy and Neuroscience, shares her unique perspective on political engagement.

"I don't think my political identity has been entirely forged yet. There's still a lot of growth for me to do." -Angeli Sharma

Sponsored by POLIS: Duke's Center for Political Leadership, Innovation, and Service.

Episode 1.11 — Michelle Li '19

Duke senior Michelle Li shares why and how she engages politically in this week's episode of The Political Student.

"There are a lot of really amazing activists on campus who were involved with leading some of the protests, a lot of the pushes for changes on the campus." -Michelle Li

Sponsored by POLIS: Duke's Center for Political Leadership, Innovation, and Service.

Episode 1.10 — Andrew Carlins '21

Duke sophomore Andrew Carlins shares his political origin story and how he engages politically.

"I think there are absolute truths. To say that society has issues that have to be fixed are ultimate truths. Those are ultimate truths to the people suffering from them, and those are ultimate truths to the people benefiting from them, and everyone who falls in between." -Andrew Carlins

Sponsored by POLIS, Duke University's Center for Political Leadership, Innovation, and Service.

Episode 1.9 — Nicole Kiprilov '19

Duke senior Nicole Kiprilov shares her political origin story and how she engages politically.

"There's a misconception that open-mindedness means willing to change your beliefs or willing to budge on an issue you feel very strongly about." -Nicole Kiprilov

Sponsored by POLIS, Duke University's Center for Political Leadership, Innovation, and Service.