EXECUTIVE BOARD

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Co-President // Michael Wen

Hi! I’m Michael, and I’m a senior from Johannesburg, South Africa and Taipei, Taiwan. At Duke, I study biology and sociology but have an intense passion for the arts with experience in dance, piano, and violin. On campus, I am a member of Defining Movement, a multicultural dance group. I hope to make art an integral part of every student's college experience and I am so excited to be working with Krishna and the rest of the duARTS Exec board to organize events, foster collaborations, and advocate for arts student organizations.

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Co-President // Krishna Sinha

Hi! My name is Krishna, and I’m a junior 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, Classical piano lessons, Hoof ‘n’ Horn, 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 Evelyn! I'm a junior majoring in Neuroscience with minors in History and Psychology, and I'm a diehard Marylander. Regarding the arts, I'm a harpist who's especially passionate about orchestral music, and treasurer of the Duke Symphony Orchestra. I'm so excited to serve the arts community in my third year with duARTS, and can't wait for what will surely be a unique and unforgettable year!

Alice Zhou - VP of Finance
Alice Zhou - VP of Finance

Hi I'm Alice, a junior studying biology (with sociology and history minors)! I've played flute and piano and danced for most of my life. I'm part of Duke Chinese Dance and have also played in the Duke Wind Symphony. I am super passionate about how art and medicine intersect and interested in how art can be used in medical settings to enhance care and share illness narratives. This is my 3rd year with duARTS. I'm excited to work with this amazing exec to make the arts part of the Duke experience.

Kaylin Woodward - VP of Marketing
Kaylin Woodward - VP of Marketing

Hi! I’m Kaylin, and I’m a senior from Atlanta, Georgia (and adamant Coke > Pepsi girl). I am a Political Science major concentrating in Security, Peace, and Conflict with an I&E certificate in Social Innovation and minor in Theater Studies. My passion is storytelling, and I hope to combine my love of the arts, film, and social change policy to find creative ways of bringing awareness to global issues. I serve as Hoof'n'Horn Development Chair and Me Too Monologues Director of National Expansion.

Andrew Nguyen - VP of Marketing
Andrew Nguyen - VP of Marketing

Hi! I'm Andrew, a junior majoring in biology and minoring in music and Chinese. I enjoy playing piano and cello, swimming, and walking my dogs. Because of recent events regarding COVID-19, I have become more interested in learning how our shift to online interactions will affect how we engage with the arts.

Elena Rivera - VP of Design
Elena Rivera - VP of Design

Hi! My name is Elena and I am a rising junior 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.

Megan Rabe - VP of Collaboration
Megan Rabe - VP of Collaboration

Hello! I'm Megan, and I hail from the exciting suburbs of Maryland. I'm junior studying neuroscience and psychology. I've been playing violin for 15 years, so I'm a violinist at heart, but I hold a love and appreciation for any form of creative expression. Since coming to Duke, I’ve been continually amazed by every arts group on campus. I am so grateful for the chance to create new, interdisciplinary ways for these groups to unite and share their talents and passion!

Arya Krishnan - VP of Collaboration
Arya Krishnan - VP of Collaboration

When I was a little child growing up in Bahrain, I was just a bad pianist. Now however, in Bangalore India, I involve myself with almost every art form just as badly. Hello! I’m Arya, a sophomore studying Electrical and Computer Engineering along with Music. I’m obsessed with creativity, both as a tool for progress and human expression, and the search to formalize it. My goal with DuArts is to create strong collaborative opportunities between the engineering and arts communities!

Alexa Burnston - Director of Outreach
Alexa Burnston - Director of Outreach

Hi! I'm Alexa and I'm a Junior 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 Small Town Records and the Jewish Student Union. I love boba tea and ABP, and I enjoy exploring Durham. I love learning more about the arts in culture. I also love self care! I'm excited to work with this incredible team this year!

Jordan Anderson - Director of Outreach
Jordan Anderson - Director of Outreach

Having a musician for a father and a doctor for a mother gave me a unique perspective on the interplay between the arts and the sciences. I received a BS in Chemistry, and now I am receiving my masters in Ethics and Science Policy at Duke. On campus I have worked in science communication and media through a graduate assistantship. I also designed a website cataloguing many of the STEM+Arts/Humanities initiatives at Duke. I am looking forward to continuing to impact and connect arts communities.

Logan Welborn - VP of Programming
Logan Welborn - VP of Programming

Hi! I’m Logan, and I’m a junior from Winston Salem, NC. Music is my life: I love to sing and perform. I am part of Out of the Blue, Hoof ’n’ Horn, and Small Town Records. Most recently, I’ve released two original songs! My true passion lies in advocacy for accessibility, especially in the performing arts. I’m working to make Hoof ’n’ Horn’s shows more accessible for those with disabilities. I’m excited to organize some great events for duARTS this year with my amazing programming team!

Helen Jennings - Assistant VP of Programming
Helen Jennings - Assistant VP of Programming

Hi I'm Helen! I'm a Sophomore at Duke, studying Economics, Art History, and French. I've always loved the arts, and on campus, I am a member of Nasher MUSE as well as duARTS. I'm looking forward to encouraging Duke's student body to incorporate the arts in some form into their lives with many fun programs and events this year, even during the Covid-19 pandemic!

Avery Lythcott-Haims - Assistant VP of Programming
Avery Lythcott-Haims - Assistant VP of Programming

Hi, I'm Avery! I'm a sophomore, and I've been an artist since preschool. I love performing– I've danced for my whole life and I now sing in an a cappella group at Duke. I'm no expert at visual art, but I'm always happy to doodle, paint, or make crafts just for fun. I'm so excited to help plan events this year that will bring art to everyone on and off Duke's campus!

Vaishvi Patel - First Year Engagement
Vaishvi Patel - First Year Engagement

Hey! My name is Vaishvi Patel, VP of First Year Engagement for DuARTS. I'm a rising sophomore planning to major in Computer Science. In my free time, I love to draw and paint (which I've been doing a lot of in quarantine)!

First Year Interns

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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