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Chelsea Decaminada was part of the 2013 DukeEngage-Kolkata program, working with other DukeEngagers and local nonprofits to serve youth and children with special needs. After graduating from Duke in 2015 with a degree in public policy and international comparative studies, she volunteered with the Peace Corps in Tanzania. Chelsea was on assignment in Sri Lanka for the U.S. Department of Commerce during the Easter Sunday terrorist attacks on churches and hotels. She died from her injuries on May 4, 2019.


The Decaminada family established the Chelsea Decaminada Memorial DukeEngage Fellowship Fund to support independent DukeEngage projects and celebrate Chelsea’s passion for civic engagement and international development.


Make a gift in memory of Chelsea