Rose Lee, BA '24
Rose is a junior at Duke Trinity College of Arts & Sciences and pursuing a double major in biology and public policy with a minor in chemistry. Her interests lie in improving palliative care for all ages, strengthening caregiver policies, and building a better support system that guides patients beyond diagnosis and treatment and promotes human flourishing. In order to meaningfully apply the knowledge she learned at Duke, she interned at the National Human Genome Research Institute’s Policy and Program Analysis Branch through DukeEngage DC in the summer of 2021, where she was able to grow and reflect upon important questions about her experience– Who does policy really serve? How can we meaningfully integrate and communicate policy and science to the public? She is thus thrilled to continue her journey of growth through the Margolis Scholars program with its unique programming that integrates critical reflection, research, and community-building. Rose also interned at the National Institute on Aging in the summer of 2022 and is currently researching faith-based needs of patients with head and neck cancer through Bass Connections. Ultimately, she hopes to pursue an MD/MPH to help build a more supportive paradigm of care for patients throughout their entire journey by integrating both broad-scale change with policy and individual-level change with medicine.