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The guiDE program provides DukeEngage alumni a pathway to continue their commitment to service and civic engagement by providing leadership, mentorship and service opportunities that support wider DukeEngage efforts on campus and beyond.




DukeEngage Partner Organization: Health in Action

Major: Neuroscience

Contact Ada:

Ada Zhang is a Chinese American from Portland, Oregon. She is currently a senior at Duke University, studying Neuroscience with minors in Global Health and Psychology. She is interested in health equity and health care access, both in the US and abroad. To this end she has collaborated with various organizations, including NGOs in the US and in Hong Kong, to push for health equity through cycles of service, advocacy, and research. Ada is also passionate about using science and meaningful data in the effort to form a just and equitable society – she currently conducts research examining the neural bases of implicit bias and serves on the National Board of the East Coast Asian American Union as the Research Analyst.

Ada’s Six Word Story describing her experience:

Still a stranger, in some ways.