EXECUTIVE BOARD

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Co-President // Elena Rivera

Hi! My name is Elena and I am a senior from Durango, CO with a passion for film, fashion, and food. I am pursing a major in Visual Media Studies, a minor in Economics, as well as a certificate in Documentary Studies with hopes of breaking into the fashion industry! I am currently involved in Duke FORM and DFX on campus, but you can always find me wondering about the Duke Gardens.

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Co-President // Krishna Sinha

Hi! My name is Krishna, and I’m a senior from the sunny state of Arizona. At Duke, I’m studying neuroscience and am currently on the pre-med track. Art has been instrumental in my life, ever since I started piano lessons when I was five. In addition to piano, I love to paint (specifically oil paintings). Outside of duARTS, I’m involved with undergraduate research in neuroscience and the Neuroscience Majors’ Union. I’m so excited to be a part of Duke’s arts scene and can’t wait to meet you!

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Executive Vice President // Evelyn Sturrock

Hi! I'm Alice, a senior from Singapore (though I was originally born near Chicago, IL). I'm studying biology, with minors in history and medical sociology. On campus I'm part of Duke Chinese Dance, the Duke Flute Studio, Duke Wind Symphony, and also serve as an RA on East Campus! I am very passionate about ensuring that all students, regardless if they are pursuing art as part of their degree, have the chance to engage with the arts during their Duke experience. I'm super happy to be a part of duARTS for a fourth (and final) year!

Emily Sandberg - VP of First-Year Engagement
Emily Sandberg - VP of First-Year Engagement

Hi everyone! My name is Emily (she/her), and I'm from Raleigh, NC! I'm majoring in evolutionary anthropology and psychology on the prehealth track! When I'm not in the lab or Duke's puppy kindergarten, I enjoy doing graphic design for Juhood Magazine, working in the Chronicle's photo department, and procrastinating my stats homework. I'm so excited to create engaging duARTS events for first-years and work with our amazing first-year interns!

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Alexa Burnston - VP of DEI
Alexa Burnston - VP of DEI

Hi! I'm Alexa and I'm a Program II Senior from West Palm Beach, Florida. I've been singing my entire life, and I'm in the Duke Opera Theater. On campus, I'm involved in DUU Small Town Records and Jewish Student Union. I love boba tea, and I enjoy exploring Durham and all around the US -- especially National Parks. I love learning more about the arts in culture, and the importance of appreciating global arts practices. I also love self care! I'm excited to work with the incredible team this year!

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Savanna Woods - Co-VP of Programming
Savanna Woods - Co-VP of Programming

Hello! I'm Savanna, a sophomore from Richmond, Virginia. I transferred into the Pratt School of Engineering after my freshman year and am now studying biomedical engineering with a minor in computer science. I stay involved with the Duke arts scene by being a part of the marching band and playing in a brass quintet. As part of the DuArts Exec board, I am super excited to plan and throw events that will advocate for the arts student organizations and spread love for the arts across campus!

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Henry Park - Director of Outreach
Henry Park - Director of Outreach

Hi! I'm Henry, and I'm a sophomore from Irvine, California. I'm studying Psychology and Public Policy, and my favorite art forms include creative writing, digital art, and photography. I'm actually quite new to the arts, and my first real exposure only happened in high school. But in that short amount of time I've had, I realized the value of art in understanding people and their stories. I want to spend this year encouraging people who might be cautious about the arts to give it a chance!

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Finnie Zhao - Co-VP of Programming
Finnie Zhao - Co-VP of Programming

Hi! I am Finnie, and I am a sophomore from Shanghai, China. At Duke, I study environmental science & policy and economics but I have long been a great lover of arts! I was a duArts first-year intern during my freshmen year, and now I am in the programming team trying to plan for the best arts events for Duke! I am excited to work with all the duArts Exec board member to create an engaging community for all students who have love and interests on arts.

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Davey Frankel - VP of Finance
Davey Frankel - VP of Finance

Hey! My name is Davey and I am a Sophomore from Miami Beach. I’m studying neuroscience and math at Duke and am involved with the TEDx coordinating committee and the Student Organization Finance Committee as the arts rep! I have experience in a bunch of different dance styles, and enjoy attempting to do visual arts. I’m so excited for this year of in person events and can’t wait to plan them!

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Marie Cheng - VP of Design
Marie Cheng - VP of Design

Hi! I’m Marie and I’m a second year student studying biology and computer science. Outside of class, I enjoy drawing on my tablet and learning 3D modeling. I started as a Marketing/Design First Year Intern before becoming Vice President of Design. I’m excited to continue making art not only accessible but welcoming to all students. DuArts introduced me to a beautiful community that is only continuing to grow every year.

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Allison Chen - Co-VP of Marketing
Allison Chen - Co-VP of Marketing
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Katie Zhang - Co-VP of Marketing
Katie Zhang - Co-VP of Marketing

Hi, I'm Katie! I'm a sophomore from Potomac, Maryland, and I'm studying Evolutionary Anthropology on the Pre-Health track. I love painting, calligraphy, and design, and I'm so excited to be a part of the duARTS Marketing and Design team again this year.

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First Year Interns

Stay tuned for more about our 2021-22 FYIs...

Advisors

Francesqa Santos

Assistant Director Arts & Media, Student Involvement (UCAE)

Sarah Neff

Student Development Coordinator for the Arts (UCAE)

John Brown

Faculty, Vice Provost of the Arts

Kevin Erixson

Duke Create Director

Collaborators

Hannah Marchuk

Student, Dance Council Chairs

Daniel Sprague

Student, A Cappella Council Chair

Kevin Boyd

Student, DUU VisArts Chair

Carsten Pran

Student, Arts Annex Advisory Board Chair