Yemi Adewuyi, public policy major; political science minor; cum laude with distinction, Angier B. Duke Scholar, AJ Fletcher Fellow, Hilliard P. Jenkins Fellow, AERA Undergraduate Fellow, Jacqueline A. Morris Fellow, Pathways Chapel Scholar
Independent Study: Cultural Responsiveness as a Guiding Principle for Expanding Community Education (School Research Partnership)
Mentor: Amy Anderson, instructor, Program in Education
Future Plans: deferring admission at Harvard Law for one year to complete a fellowship at the nonprofit Fletcher Foundation in Raleigh
Nick Andrade, neuroscience major, chemistry minor, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
Independent Study: Best Practices in Web-based Supports for Parents of Children with Learning Differences (School Research Partnership)
Mentor: Carol Ripple, associate director for education research and engagement, Social Science Research Institute
Future Plans: attending Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Grace Befort, public policy major, education minor
Independent Study: Best Practices for Promoting Parent Engagement to Support Children’s Academic Outcomes in the East Durham Children’s Initiative (School Research Partnership)
Mentor: Ann Skinner, research project manager, Center for Child and Family Policy
Future Plans: working in Washington, D.C., as a research analyst at CEB after graduation, with plans to attend business school.
Kelly Branning, public policy major, education minor, Jacqueline A. Morris Fellow
Independent Study: Trauma Sensitive Schools: Understanding Trauma and Policy Solutions for Students
Mentor: Katie Rosanbalm, research scientist, Center for Child and Family Policy
Future Plans: teaching second grade at KIPP Heights Academy in its Capital Teaching Residency program, with future plans in education policy.