Catherine Cepin


Smithfield, North Carolina

Academic Interests

Mathematics & Education

Fun Fact

I LOVE riding rollercoasters

Ever since I was a child, I have always known that my future career would be in education. I felt at home every time I stepped into a school building and always strived for involvement in leadership positions wherever possible. In studying math, I hope to become a high school math teacher upon graduation, particularly at an underprivileged school. I want to be the inspiration for the next generation of geniuses that my teachers were for me. Some of my other interests include instrumental music and psychology. I have previously volunteered with multiple tutoring organizations and am currently working with the students at the Lyon Park Community Center. Outside of the classroom, I am a member of the Duke University Marching Band and play flute for the Duke Catholic Center choir. In my free time, I like to go on walks, attend cycle classes, and watch movies. 

What do you like about being a SPIRE Fellow?

Duke is the best place to be challenged academically and still participate in a lively student culture. You feel a large sense of community at Duke, and there are undoubtedly many opportunities for you to interact with material that is personally engaging. The incredible food is definitely an added bonus as well. 

Catherine Cepin
Catherine Cepin