Nowicki Fellow for Student Engagement
As a 2019 Duke graduate, Sloan believed The Nowicki Fellowship was the perfect opportunity to explore a potential career path in higher administration and college access while remaining a part of the Durham and Duke community she had grown to love since moving from Michigan. She majored in Cultural Anthropology and earned a minor in African and African American Studies and a certificate in the Study of Ethics. Sloan cultivated her passion for working with students during undergrad as an academic peer advisor, a mentor for local refugee high schoolers in the Durham area ( Kenan Refugee Project), and as an advocate for fellow first-generation and low-income (1GLI) students. Her future academic goals and aspirations are not set in stone, but she is interested in pursuing a path towards a Ph.D and continuing to be in academic spaces working on inclusion and diversity efforts. In her new role, Sloan is particularly excited that she will be engaging with students as a college advisor; working on student programs such as Duke Conversations and Spring Breakthrough; and contributing to Duke's investment and prioritization of its 1GLI community. Away from work, Sloan is an avid “foodie” and loves to foster memories and relationships through the creation and sharing of food with friends and family.