Research Assistants

Kate Abendroth
Kate Abendroth is a junior from Chicago, IL . She is majoring in Environmental Science and Policy and is currently following a pre-environmental consulting track. Kate plays piccolo in the Duke University Marching Band. She loves to attend Duke athletic events and travel with the basketball team. She is also an alum of Kenan’s FOCUS program. Kate wants to take a break from school after graduation and explore the options open to her!
Leah Catotti
Leah Catotti is a senior from Durham, NC. She is majoring in Cultural Anthropology and Global Health, with a particular interest in migration and health. Leah loves to eat, dance, and explore new places.
Christine Delp
Christine Delp is a senior from Fuquay-Varina, NC majoring in Program II: Ethics and Visual Documentary Studies. Her ethics research interests have ranged from Nepali-Bhutanese border crossings to development in South Greenland. For her senior honors thesis, she is studying moral imagination and abstinence within divinity school students, and is producing a film on the same topic. Christine enjoys biking, hiking, coffee, and Chubby’s Tacos.
Eugenie Dubin
Eugenie Dubin is a senior from New York City. She is majoring in Political Science with a French minor. Eugenie is an alumna of the Kenan DukeImmerse and Focus programs, and continued her interest in social justice and global responsibility through engaging and organizing students with J Street U. She loves to cook and experiment with international cuisines, and has recently discovered her love of food writing.
Alec Klassen
Alec Klassen is a Senior from Lilburn, Georgia. He is a political science major with a concentration in international relations, as well as a member of the Duke cross country and track teams. Alec is passionate about music, fitness, and traveling, and is currently working on his thesis addressing the instability of Arab Spring democracies.
Dechen Lama
Dechen Lama is a senior from Raleigh, NC. She is pursuing a double major in Public Policy and Global Health. Dechen is an alumna of Kenan’s DukeImmerse and FOCUS programs, and is excited to continue working with Kenan her senior year.
Cece Mercer
Cece Mercer is a senior from Ohio majoring in Environmental Science and Policy. She is a self-proclaimed Kenan groupie, an alumna of Kenan’s FOCUS program and the inaugural DukeImmerse group, as well as a former Kenan Summer Fellow and current co-director of MASTERY. Her favorite things to do include pie baking, and studying outside while listening to Nat King Cole.
Corinne Santoro
Corinne Santoro is a senior from Divide, Colorado. She is studying Political Science with a concentration in International Relations, and also has minors in Economics and History. Corinne’s interests include biking, rock climbing, kissing wolves, and being with friends.
Tra Tran
Tra Tran is a senior from New Mexico double majoring in psychology and cultural anthropology. She plans to attend graduate school. She is a member of MASTERY, WHO, and Mirecourt.
Kristen Wade
Kristen Wade is a senior from Greensboro, NC. She is majoring in Public Policy with minors in History and Sociology. She is active in the First Generation College Student Network, where she is a student mentor for the 1G pre-orientation program. She’s the Vice President of Social and Community Planning for the Public Policy Majors Student Union. She’s also a member of the selective living group Round Table, and is an alumna of Project Change, Duke in Oxford, and DukeEngage Seattle.