Ana (she/her/hers) is a sophomore from Atlanta, Georgia studying Public Policy and Economics here at Duke. She became involved with Kenan through the Humanitarian Challenges Focus Program. Some of her passions include education reform, business ethics, and promoting diversity in youth sports. At Duke, she is a youth basketball coach with Coach2Inspire, and an undergraduate research assistant for the Duke Diversity and Inclusion Lab. In her free time, she enjoys playing golf, listening to music, and watching Duke sports.
Faculty Type: Undergraduate Assistants
Maddie Beard (she/her) is a freshman from Wilkesboro, North Carolina. She fell in love with Durham after attending boarding school at the North Carolina School of Science and Math. At NCSSM, Maddie completed an independent research project on socioeconomic class narratives in media and was mentored during a UNC-CH research project on sarcopenia’s effects on endometrial radiation outcomes, cementing her interests in the humanities and medicine. She is currently undecided on her major, but is joining the pre-med track. She learned of Kenan through her Ethics What Now? seminar and joined the team in September 2022. In her free time, Maddie enjoys road biking, running, writing poetry, lifting weights, and looking at dog bios on Petfinder.
Josh Suh is a junior from Atlanta, Georgia studying public policy with a focus on international development management and policy. He is interested in the intersection between social enterprises and rural development in West and Central Africa and is currently working with an NGO in the Democratic Republic of the Congo on implementing rural development projects. Outside of Kenan, he enjoys backcountry backpacking, urban exploring, and broadly trying new things.
Isabelle (she/her) is a sophomore from Durham, North Carolina, studying Environmental Engineering at Duke. Her high school engineering program, various volunteering organizations, and an internship at the EPA inspired her to continue her pursuit in engineering at Duke. Living in Durham, she hopes to set some distance from home and study abroad either during undergrad or after her time at Duke. Outside of academics, Isabelle loves late night Cookout runs, movie nights in the dorm, and getting crazy in K-Ville with her tent.
Steven Powell is a senior and has been working at the Kenan Institute since his freshman year at Duke. He is majoring in Public Policy and International Comparative Studies with hopes of attending law school in the future. On campus, he is involved with the Community Empowerment Fund, Camp Kesem at Duke, the Climate Migration Lab at Sanford and Citizenship Lab tutoring through Kenan. In his free time, he loves reading, exploring the beautiful outdoors that Durham has to offer. He is passionate about migration/refugee policy, climate change policy, and community service and organizing.
David Tierney joined the Kenan Institute for Ethics as a Research Assistant in July 2022. He is an undergraduate student at Duke pursuing a Global Cultural Studies degree through the Program in Literature. Outside of school, he is a travelling member of Duke’s varsity fencing team, helping the team win the ACC championship title in 2021. He is also a DJ and committee member at WXDU, Duke’s campus radio station, and serves as the station’s Music Director as of Spring 2022. He is otherwise involved with music on campus through Duke Coffeehouse, a student-run concert venue and study space, where he was hired in Spring 2022. In the summer of 2022, he participated in a Story + humanities research project working with Duke’s musical instrument collection.