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Idalis French ’19 is from Memphis, Tennessee and is pursuing a degree in psychology with a certificate in ethics. Idalis coordinates a mentorship program called The Girls’ Club, which pairs Duke undergraduate women with Durham middle-school aged girls. She is a dancer for United in Praise, a creative writer for The Bridge and an office assistant for the Office of Access and Outreach. While at Duke, Idalis traveled to Costa Rica and Jordan, and has interviewed Syrian and Iraqi refugees. She plans to pursue a master of science in speech-language pathology and direct her own therapy practice.
Katie Taylor ’19 is from Monticello, Arkansas studying mathematics and education. She works with the Academic Resource Center and serves as a Peer Advisor through the Academic Advising Center. Katie is a first-generation mentor through the office of Access and Outreach and a Women in Math Mentor through the Duke mathematics department. Katie plans to pursue a Ph.D in mathematics education after Duke.