Program Director, The Rubenstein-Bing Student-Athlete Civic Engagement Program

Emily Durham is the founding Program Director of the Rubenstein-Bing Student-Athlete Civic Engagement Program (ACE). She graduated from Pomona College with a B.A. in English and completed her master’s degree in higher education from the University of Pennsylvania. After graduating from Pomona, she spent a year on a Fulbright Fellowship in Hongseong, South Korea, teaching English in a public elementary school while living with a host family and volunteering at a local youth center. Before coming to ACE, Emily worked for over five years at DukeEngage managing faculty and staff-led international and US-based programs and directing the DukeEngage in Seattle program. A North Carolina native and former student-athlete, Emily loves continuing to discover new places in N.C. from the beach to the mountains, cooking Korean food, and spending time outdoors. She’s made it her goal to attend every athletic competition offered at both schools at least once!

Headquartered at Duke University, Emily oversees all administrative and programmatic functions of the ACE program with substantial input from her counterparts at Stanford University.