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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.



Selfie photo of person in front of trees and body of water


DukeEngage Partner Organization: DisAbled Women’s Network

Major: Public Policy

Contact Mikayla:

Mikayla is a junior majoring in Public Policy with a Markets and Management Certificate. This year she did an Independent Duke Engage Project in Montreal, QC working with the Disabled Women’s Network. While there, she did research on human trafficking, specifically looking at the issue from a disability lens. She was then able to co-write a parliamentary brief on human trafficking. Mikayla is also a writer for an independent digital publication called Coven.

Mikayla’s Six Word Story describing her experience:

Working together despite a language barrier. 

Resource Guide

Following her summer working with DisAbled Women’s Network, Mikayla developed the following list of resources for students who are interested a similar independent project.