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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.



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Major: Global Health & Psychology

Contact Jandé:

Jandé Thomas is a senior from Columbus, Ohio, who is studying Global Health and Psychology. She participated in Duke Engage NOLA, where she got to explore more about her interests such as public health and social justice, among other things. Outside of being a guiDE, she is a resident assistant, tour guide and involved in psychology research and the Penny Pilgram George Women’s Leadership Initiative. She also loves music, laughing, sleeping, and anything related to media and pop culture!

Resource Guide

Following her summer working in New Orleans, Jandé developed the following list of resources for students who are interested in that program — or similar programs.

Education 101, or any education course

Global Health 101, or any global health course

Sociology 361/Global Health 340 Social Determinants of US Health Disparities

I don’t have a specific course for this, but something in the African & African American Studies department. All of these courses had topics and information that was very relevant to what we were seeing and discussing in New Orleans.

Hurricane Katrina History This is the one linked by our program director, but and youtube have a lot of videos that go in-depth about Hurricane Katrina.

American Red Cross – Central North Carolina Chapter (disaster preparation & relief, etc)

Emily K. Center or tutoring through America Reads/America Counts (education)

Volunteering at Duke University hospitals or the VA (public health)

Durham Rescue Mission (homelessness)