Student Leadership

Andrew Nguyen (Co-President)

I'm a senior majoring in Biology and minoring in Music and Chinese. Outside of class, I love.... Duke Conversations! Also playing piano, swimming, walking my dogs, and sunsets.



Miryam Rudolph (Co-President)

I'm a rising senior from Dallas, Texas majoring in economics and minoring in Japanese! Besides my role as President of Duke Conversations, I enjoy playing oboe in the Duke Symphony Orchestra, programming fun RA events, and obsessively playing minesweeper


Julia Choi

Hi! I am a senior from Garden City, NY, majoring/minoring in Bio and CS. I love the beach, my favorite color is orange, and I am excited to be a part of some great conversations this year!


Karan Desai

Hey I’m Karan! I’m a junior Neuro/CS IDM from Columbus, OH. I have been involved with Duke Conversations since freshmen year and have had a blast hosting dinners and having thought provoking conversations with faculty.


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Philippe Izedian

Hi! My name is Philippe, a class of 2023 student majoring Environmental Science + Policy from Massachusetts. A fun fact about me is that I took classes remotely in Spring 2021 to go on a road trip and fell in love with country music during that time.


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Patrick Nguyen

I'm currently a sophomore planning to major in biology or psychology. Outside of class, I enjoy running and playing violin.


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Arin Ghosh

Class of 2022, Hometown: San Francisco, CA, Favorite place to eat on campus: Ginger and Soy, In my free time, I enjoy volunteering with Habitat for Humanity and being active outdoors (hiking, biking, kite flying, etc).


Grace Dessert

Grace Dessert

Grace is a senior from San Diego studying Neural Engineering through the Pratt IDEAS program. She is flute section leader and VP of D.U.M.B (Duke University Marching Band) and a tutor in a local science olympiad and FEMMES programs. In her free time she enjoys attempting to rock climb and taking photos.


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Peter Liu 

Hey guys I'm Peter and I'm from Wuhan, China. I'm currently a sophomore and major in chemistry BS, and in my free time I like to chill with friends or learn some jazz piano : )


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Alan Suh

Major: Statistics, Year: 2023.5, I'm a Korean who grew up Hong Kong

and Saudi Arabia, Pecan pie > other pies



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Sanya Uppal

I'm a senior studying Economics. I enjoy wildlife photography, any book by Oliver Sacks and Duke Conversations! ​




Interested in getting involved with Duke Conversations student leadership? Please email Andrew Nguyen

General Inquiries or Interested Faculty: Please email the Duke Conversations Team