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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.

Janel Ramkalawan smiling


DukeEngage Partner Organization: CanSupport

Major: English

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Janel is sophomore majoring in English, on the pre-med track. She designed an Independent project in New Delhi, India, where she interned at CanSupport, a home-based palliative care organization that provides free, holistic care to people facing advanced cancer. Her central project combined her passions for storytelling and the intimately human-side of healthcare. With her fellow intern, Janel created an anthology of patient stories and portraits that aim to illustrate the diversity of CanSupport interventions and successes. More than anything, she is grateful for the tenacious and selfless people she has had the opportunity to met.