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Our Mission

The SPIRE Fellows Program is an academic support system centering on inclusivity, retention, and support for students who are underrepresented in STEM disciplines. Our goal is to attract and mentor students from diverse backgrounds who otherwise have historically been marginalized in scientific communities. Through targeted programming, tutoring and mentoring, and a robust living learning community, we strive to create a sense of belonging and success for all our fellows.

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Highlighted Fellows

Dallas, TX

Academic Interests Civil Engineering: Water Resources and Environmental Engineering Track Fun Fact I have grown a tree from seed. For most, climate change is overwhelming and creates a feeling of helplessness. However, it has also provided an important opportunity for collaboration amongst… read more »about Sarah Bailey

Kingston, Jamaica

Academic Interests Psychology, Global Health, Health Policy, Developmental Psychology Fun Fact I used to be a zookeeper At Duke, I am on the executive board of Duke bioSTEMS club,  Social and Publicist Chair of Duke Students of the Caribbean, and a tech support staff member at Duke Law. During… read more »about Breanna Evett-Nicole Barrett

Stafford, Virginia

Academic Interests Environmental Science and Policy & Cultural Anthropology  Fun Fact I am advanced scuba certified! Growing up, I always had a magnetic attraction to the ocean and fell in love with everything below its surface. I have always loved visiting the beach with my family, and… read more »about Kaitlyn Williams


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