2019 Undergraduate Grant Awardees

The Duke University Center for International & Global Studies (DUCIGS) provides funding for full-time undergraduate Duke students to complement their classwork with research experience in different social and cultural settings. In the 2019 competition, fourteen undergraduate students received travel grants from DUCIGS. They submitted proposals for focused overseas academic research of a minimum of four weeks' duration. Their projects were designed to further their knowledge of a particular country or world region.


2019 Undergraduate Grant Awardees

Lissette Araya - Ecuador & Peru (Duke 2022) - Double Major in Environmental Science & Global Health
Research: Environmental Epidemiology in Latin America (Bass Connections)
Julia M. Whitehead and Peter M. Miller Endowment Fund
Travel Report

Jonathan Avendano -  Peru (Duke 2021) - Biology, Classical Languages; Chemistry (minor)
Research: Environmental Epidemiology in Latin America (Bass Connections)
Travel Report

Savannah Herbek - Costa Rica (Duke 2021) - Biology; Spanish
Research: Desarrolla Costa Rica Sustainable Communities: Understanding Community Needs Through Collaborative Community Research
Julia M. Whitehead and Peter M. Miller Endowment Fund
Travel Report

Jepchumba Koech - Peru (Duke 2020) - Environmental Science & Policy; Biology & Chemistry (minors)
Research: Environmental Epidemiology in Latin America (Bass Connections)
Travel Report

Esther Kwarteng - Honduras (Duke 2020) - Psychology, Chemistry
Research: The Perception of Body Image and Its Effects on Self-Esteem
Travel Report

Brian Linder - Honduras (Duke 2022) - Undeclared
Research: Exploring Eye Health and Care in Rural Honduras
Julia M. Whitehead and Peter M. Miller Endowment Fund
Travel Report

Melissa Marchese - Peru (Duke 2021) - Environmental Science & Policy; Global Health, Chemistry (minors)
Research:  Mercury Uptake in Chickens of Madre de Diós, Peru
Julia M. Whitehead and Peter M. Miller Endowment Fund
Travel Report

Caitlyn Martinez - Costa Rica (Duke 2020) - Biology, Chemistry, Human Development
Research: Desarrolla Costa Rica Sustainable Communities: Understanding Community Needs Through Collaborative Community Research
Julia M. Whitehead and Peter M. Miller Endowment Fund
Field Report

Kezia Matson - Guatemala (Duke 2020) - Global Health, History
Research: Global Women's Health & Technology Field Project
Travel Report

Karina Moreno Bueno - Peru (Duke 2021) - Biology, Global Health; chemistry (minor)
Research: Pocket Colposcope: Increased Distribution and Adoption in Peru
Julia M. Whitehead and Peter M. Miller Endowment Fund
Travel Report

Rachel Mundaden - Guatemala (Duke 2022) - Biology, Global Health
Research: STEM Education for Girls in Guatemala
Julia M. Whitehead and Peter M. Miller Endowment Fund
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Thanh Nguyen - England (Duke 2020) - History
Research: Between the Cybernetic Society and the Imagined Community: Theorizing Nationalism, 1950 - 1990
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Ivan Robles - Puerto Rico (Duke 2020) - Political Science, International Comparative Studies
Research: The Transformations of Community Organizing in Puerto Rico Post-Hurricane María
Julia M. Whitehead and Peter M. Miller Endowment Fund
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Mackenzie Zepeda - Peru (Duke 2020) - Cultural Anthropology, Global Health
Research: Environmental Epidemiology in Latin America - Impacts of Artisanal Gold Mining (Bass Connections)
Julia M. Whitehead and Peter M. Miller Endowment Fund
Travel Report