Current Members

Milan Hamilton

Class of 2020

De'Ja Wood

De’Ja is a senior majoring in African and African-American Studies with an Education Minor and Human Rights Certificate. On campus, she serves as the Sexual Harassment and Assault Prevention & Education (SHAPE) Week Director and House Director for the Mitchell-White House. In her time at Duke, she has also served as President of the Duke Chapter of the NAACP and Vice President of Black Student Alliance as well as been an active member on a number of boards under University President, including the President’s Council on Black Affairs and President’s Working Group on Community and Dialogue. After graduation, she plans to take a gap year to gain real-world experience that will better prepare her for law school studies and her ultimate goal of practicing law focused on children’s rights and education.

Corresponding Secretary

Jasmine Nevil

Class of 2020

Nia El-Amin

Nia is a senior majoring in Cultural Anthropology, minoring in Visual and Media Studies and pursuing a certificate in Markets and Management Studies. Nia is involved in WISER, is a member of the layout team for Form Magazine, and works as a student aid in the Rubenstein Library. After Duke she hopes to work in product management and User Experience Design.

Vice President, Social Media Chair

Peace Okpoko

Peace is a senior majoring in African and African American Studies (African Focus) with double minors in Biology and Chemistry. On campus, she serves as a Research Assistant for the Freedland Lab at the Durham VA Medical Center, a volunteer at the Duke Children's Hospital and is the Community Outreach Co-chair for DukeAFRICA. After Duke, she plans to do a specialized Masters Program then go to Medical School. Her dream career is to eventually become a Pediatrician, practicing both in the United States and in Nigeria. 

Financial Secretary

Akylah Cox

Akylah is a senior majoring in Civil Engineering with a minor in Dance Studies. On campus she serves as the PCI Chair for Duke NSBE, is an active member of Defining Movement (DefMo), and works as a co-researcher in the Weisner Lab that studies the bioavailability of nanoparticles. After Duke, she plans obtain either a Master’s or Doctorates degree in Engineering Management before seeking industry level positions. 

Recording Secretary

Cara Kim

Class of 2020

Allonna Walker


Class of 2020

Dara Sontan

Class of 2020

Elise Malone

Elise is a senior majoring in Biology with a concentration in Animal Behavior and double-minoring in Global Cultural Studies and Computational Biology & Bioinformatics. On campus, she is involved in the Duke Environmental Alliance, serves as a board member for Duke’s First-Year Advisory Council, and is employed at the Duke University Box Office and as an undergraduate researcher at the Alberts Lab. After graduating, Elise plans to take a gap year before pursuing a PhD focused on biodiversity and conservation.


Gia Cummings

Gia is a senior majoring in Public Policy with an International Policy focus and a minor in Global Health. On campus, she serves as a board member for the First-Year Advisory Council, edits for The Bridge, and is the Undergraduate Research Assistant for the University Archives. After graduation, she plans to either obtain a master’s degree or attend law school in order to create an impact on reproductive health access for female-bodied people worldwide. 

Community Service Chair, Social Chair

Michyla Greene

Michyla is a senior majoring in Biology and minoring in Global Health. On campus she works as a lab assistant in the Amboseli Baboon Lab. She also does health policy research through Duke’s Bass Connections program and enjoys volunteering with Future Is Now which focuses on instilling positive forces in the lives of underrepresented 4th-6th grade girls. In the future Michyla plans to pursue a medical degree in hopes of extending adequate medical care to underserved communities while also penetrating the health policy field to transform America’s healthcare system into one that is more equitable for all.


Lauren Howell

Lauren is a senior majoring in Public Policy Studies, minoring in Education, and receiving the Philosophy, Politics, and Economics Certificate. On campus, she is an Embedded Writing Consultant for the Thompson Writing Program, Communications Chairperson for Spoken Verb, and a Y.O.U. at Duke Facilitator. She also teaches a House Course entitled, “Women in Politics,” and frequently tutors and serves as a Teaching Assistant to various schools in the Durham community. After Duke, she plans to further her academic endeavors through a coordinated JD/PhD program before pursuing her interest in politics. 


Kaili Simien

Class of 2020

Kiamya Philson

Class of 2020

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