Courtney Yribarren is a sophomore at Duke University who is studying topics like global development, ethics, and institutional justice through Duke’s Program II major. Growing up on a family farm in rural California and having run a district-wide campaign for better education, Courtney quickly began to care about how our institutions care for us – or don’t. With the Kenan Summer Fellowship, she’s investigating how the Ethics of Care are present in the individual and the organization, and how the ethics of care may be a sustainable framework for preventing burnout in this era. She cares deeply about care ethics, tap dancing, her loved ones, quality tea, and novels that warm the heart. Courtney hopes she can leave this world more caring than she found it.
I am a rising junior from Placentia, California, majoring in Psychology and minoring in Medical Sociology. In my free time, I enjoy playing soccer, and, when I’m home, relaxing by the beach. This summer, I will be interning at Los Angeles Christian Health Centers (LACHC), a federally qualified health center in LA County. I will be working on quality improvement, referral follow-ups, and with their Street Medicine team, which brings medical care to patients living on the street. Through my time at LACHC, I hope to better understand how we can sustainably and ethically provide reliable, effective care to communities experiencing housing instability.
Hi, my name is Skylar Hughes, and I’m a part of the class of 2025! Atlanta, Georgia, is where I call home, and from my slang to my walk, it’s quite obvious where I grew up. I’m the person who will talk to everyone and is not at all afraid to speak her mind. I am majoring in psychology with a certificate in policy journalism and media studies! I am fascinated with the world of misinformation, and this summer I want to examine how the rise in digital misinformation during the 21st century alters our ability to lead ethical lives.