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The Penny Pilgram George Women's Leadership Initiative

The Penny Pilgram George Women's Leadership Initiative seeks to deepen women's understanding and practice of authentic leadership. Funded by the George Family Foundation and named after its Chair and Duke alumna, Penny George, the Initiative provides learning opportunities for undergraduate women at Duke.

Vision

Women will be empowered to lead in any context.

Mission

To deepen women's understanding and practice of authentic leadership.

Applications

Applications for the 2021-2022 Cohort are closed. If you have any questions about the 2021-2022 cohort please email leadership@duke.edu.

Penny Pilgram George Women's Leadership Initiative Cohort

The PPGWLI Cohort is a community of woman-identified student leaders at Duke who are interested in learning more about leadership—and its intersections with race, class, and gender—to create positive social change. Cohort members will learn new perspectives and skills, have the chance to bring their personal experience to the table, and engage in their areas of interest.

PPG Cohort and Cohort Alumnae Lists

First Name: Last Name: Expected year of graduation:
Joan Ac-Lumor 2023
Kathryn Anderson 2024
Zavera Basrai 2023
Elisabeth Blitch 2022
Deepthi Chandra 2024
Rachel Chen 2024
Natalie Chen 2022
Anni Chen 2023
Sua Cho 2024
Taylor Emerson 2023
Alina Feng 2023
Morgan Fletcher  2024
Gabriela Fonseca 2022
Zoe Gezelter 2022
Taylor Glatt 2024
Carlee Goldberg 2022
Brynn Goodstadt 2024
Samantha Gottlieb 2024
Hadeel Hamoud 2022
Annabel Howell 2022
Naira Ikram 2022
Jordan Jennings 2024
Euwan Kim 2024
Isabelle  Kohn 2024
Michelle Kwan 2024
Jenny Li 2023
Jessica  Luan 2024
Samantha Meyers 2024
Sofia Morales-Calderon 2024
Rhea Niyyar 2024
Madeleine Paris 2022
Molly Pluenneke 2023
Jada Purkett 2024
Zadaiah Roye 2022
Isha Shah 2024
Samyuktha Sreeram 2024
Evelyn Sturrock 2022
Claire Wang Wang 2024
Logan Welborn 2022
Mia  Woodruff 2024
Anna Xu 2023
Cindy Xu 2024
Athena Yao 2024
Jane Zebrack 2023
Anneke Zegers 2023
Zixin Zhao 2024
Kristin Zhu 2024
First Name: Last Name: CEO Year of Graduation
Neha Shrishail CEO 2022
Braelyn Parkman CEO 2021
Rachel Mundaden CEO 2022
Rezilience Williamson CEO 2021
Sarah Watkins CEO 2021
Uma Rao CEO 2021
Binisha Patel CEO 2022
Aneri Tanna CEO 2022
Kacia  Anderson 2020-2021 2022
Kristin Ankoma-Sey 2020-2021 2023
Natalie Asmus 2020-2021 2022
Caroline Avery 2020-2021 2022
Nicole Bonna 2020-2021 2022
Lindsay Campbell 2020-2021 2021
Carolina Cassedy 2020-2021 2022
Sophia Cetina 2020-2021 2023
Diya Chadha 2020-2021 2023
Euna Cho 2020-2021 2022
Sarah Cornerstone 2020-2021 2023
Candler Cusato 2020-2021 2022
Avery  Edward 2020-2021 2022
Nomunaa Ganbold 2020-2021 2023
Bailey Griffen Griffen 2020-2021 2023
Dana Guggenheim 2020-2021 2023
Thalia Halloran 2020-2021 2022
Lavonne Hoang 2020-2021 2021
Grace Jeffrey 2020-2021 2021
Tessa Kanjiramkuzhey 2020-2021 2023
Amrita Lakhanpal 2020-2021 2023
Bella Larsen 2020-2021 2023
Katherine Li Li 2020-2021 2022
Sunny Li 2020-2021 2023
Hannah Long 2020-2021 2023
Joy Lu 2020-2021 2021
Nikki Mahendru 2020-2021 2022
Shibani Mallik 2020-2021 2023
Sara Mehta 2020-2021 2023
Amina Mohamed 2020-2021 2021
Hannah  Park  2020-2021 2021
Sana Pashankar 2020-2021 2023
Rachel Proudman 2020-2021 2023
Ashley Rea 2020-2021 2023
Leah Roffman 2020-2021 2023
Olivia Santos 2020-2021 2023
Ameya Sanyal 2020-2021 2021
Rebecca Schmitt 2020-2021 2021
Arsha Sharma 2020-2021 2023
Casey Sherman 2020-2021 2023
Della Sihite 2020-2021 2023
Ysanne Spence 2020-2021 2022
Josie Vonk 2020-2021 2023
Simone Wall 2020-2021 2022
Jasmine Wen 2020-2021 2023
Angela Wu 2020-2021 2023
Alice  Wu 2020-2021 2022
Tina Xia 2020-2021 2023
Tiffany Yen 2020-2021 2023
Dorothy Zhan 2020-2021 2023
First Name Last Name Cohort Year Expected Graduation
Adeline Monaghan 2019-2020 2022
Alexa Burnston 2019-2020 2022
ALYSON DIAZ 2019-2020 2021
Amanda Kang 2019-2020 2022
Ana Bambrick-Santoyo 2019-2020 2021
Aneri  Tanna 2019-2020 2022
Anna Jiang 2019-2020 2022
Arya  Patel 2019-2020 2022
Avital Schweitzer 2019-2020 2020
Bailey Bogle 2019-2020 2021
Bhamini Vellanki 2019-2020 2022
Binisha Patel 2019-2020 2022
Camden Nelson 2019-2020 2022
Carlee Goldberg 2019-2020 2022
Caroline Anderson 2019-2020 2022
Catherine Martinez 2019-2020 2021
Catherine Howarwd 2019-2020 2022
Catherine Cassedy 2019-2020 2020
Ce'Ondra Ellison 2019-2020 2021
Christine Yang 2019-2020 2022
Diana Langat 2019-2020 2022
Eleanore van Marwijk Kooy 2019-2020 2022
Elizabeth  Kramer 2019-2020 2022
Jaan Nandwani 2019-2020 2022
Javan Jiang 2019-2020 2022
Joanne Kim 2019-2020 2022
Kamala Pullakhandam 2019-2020 2022
Kassen Qian 2019-2020 2022
Kayla Marr 2019-2020 2022
Kerry Rork 2019-2020 2022
Lindsay Morgenstein 2019-2020 2022
Louise Lu 2019-2020 2022
Lydia Wang 2019-2020 2022
Madison Catrett 2019-2020 2021
Neha  Shrishail 2019-2020 2022
Olivia Reneau 2019-2020 2022
Rachel Mundaden 2019-2020 2022
Rafaela  Rivero  2019-2020 2022
Rahteesha Burgess 2019-2020 2021
Ramya Ginjupalli 2019-2020 2022
Rebekah Alvarenga 2019-2020 2022
Saba Ali 2019-2020 2022
Sanya Uppal 2019-2020 2022
Shruthi Kumar 2019-2020 2022
Sierra Jones 2019-2020 2022
Sophia Laettner 2019-2020 2020
Tiffany Jiang 2019-2020 2020
Uma Rao 2019-2020 2021
Valerie Tsao 2019-2020 2022
Vandita  Garimella 2019-2020 2022
First Name Last Name Cohort Year Expected Graduation
Abigail Kingsley 2018-2019 2021
Ann Bailey 2018-2019 2020
Annie Lu 2018-2019 2021
Anya Parks 2018-2019 2021
Arianna Rhue 2018-2019 2021
Ariel Friedman 2018-2019 2020
Ashley Meuser 2018-2019 2019
Braelyn Parkman 2018-2019 2021
Carmela Guaglianone 2018-2019 2021
Charlotte Thomas 2018-2019 2021
Christine Kinyua 2018-2019 2019
Christine Yoon 2018-2019 2021
Claire Wiebe 2018-2019 2019
Ebehiremhe Izokun 2018-2019 2021
Ellen Scully 2018-2019 2021
Emma Palmer 2018-2019 2019
Erica Wang 2018-2019 2021
Erin McDermott 2018-2019 2020
Evelyn Garcia 2018-2019 2021
Hannah Humayun 2018-2019 2020
Jande Thomas 2018-2019 2020
Jenny Jiao 2018-2019 2020
Joyce Er 2018-2019 2020
Kate Chen 2018-2019 2021
Leah Abrams 2018-2019 2020
Lissa Neira 2018-2019 2019
Lizzy Collins 2018-2019 2019
Lydia Hendrick 2018-2019 2020
Mahima Varma 2018-2019 2020
Michelle Wong 2018-2019 2020
Rishika Gundi 2018-2019 2021
Rose Wong 2018-2019 2020
Sadia Ayaz 2018-2019 2020
Sarah Watkins 2018-2019 2021
Stella Wang 2018-2019 2019
Swathi Ramprasad 2018-2019 2021
Urmi Pandya 2018-2019 2021
First Name Last Name Cohort Year Expected Graduation
Setonji Agosa 2017-2018 2018
Hannah Ahrendt 2017-2018 2019
Sarah Ali 2017-2018 2020
Yaa Amissah-Aidoo 2017-2018 2020
Anna Balas 2017-2018 2019
Cassia Caruth 2017-2018 2020
Maram Elnagheeb 2017-2018 2020
Rachael Gottes 2017-2018 2018
Giselle Graham 2017-2018 2018
Elizabeth (Liddy) Grantland 2017-2018 2020
Mallory Hahn 2017-2018 2020
Helen Healey 2017-2018 2020
Anna Huck 2017-2018 2018
Angelina Hwang 2017-2018 2018
Amanda Jankowski 2017-2018 2018
Shanjiao (Amy) Jiang 2017-2018 2020
Anna Katz 2017-2018 2018
Kinza Khan 2017-2018 2020
Natalie Larson 2017-2018 2020
Naomi Lilly 2017-2018 2020
Shweta Lodha 2017-2018 2019
Savannah Lynn 2017-2018 2018
Raahina Malik 2017-2018 2020
Kedest Mathewos 2017-2018 2020
Avni Mehta 2017-2018 2019
Alexandra Onsi 2017-2018 2020
Maxine Ow 2017-2018 2018
Lela Owens 2017-2018 2020
Holly Ren 2017-2018 2020
Sydney Roberts 2017-2018 2019
Hannah Robinson 2017-2018 2018
Angeli Sharma 2017-2018 2020
Caroline Sprague 2017-2018 2020
Radhika Srivastava 2017-2018 2019
Patree (Well) Witoonchart 2017-2018 2020
Linda Zhang 2017-2018 2020
Mabel Zhang 2017-2018 2019
First Name Last Name Cohort Year Expected Graduation
Kelsey Graywill 2016-2017 2018
Alexandria Miller 2016-2017 2017
Aashna Aggarwal 2016-2017 2019
Whitney Hazard 2016-2017 2018
Amy Kramer 2016-2017 2018
Lauren Sibley 2016-2017 2017
Sarah Zimmerman 2016-2017 2020
Brigid Burroughs 2016-2017 2018
Sierra Cleveland 2016-2017 2019
Tierney Marey 2016-2017 2017
Sheridan Wilbur 2016-2017 2019
Sandra Batakana 2016-2017 2019
Nadia For 2016-2017 2019
Lousie Zhang 2016-2017 2019
Lindsey Snyder 2016-2017 2018
Kelly Cheng 2016-2017 2019
Jordan Richardson 2016-2017 2019
Danielle Ezratty 2016-2017 2019
Archana Ahlawat 2016-2017 2019
Anya Bali 2016-2017 2019
Brittany Amano 2016-2017 2020
Hadeel Abdelhy 2016-2017 2019
Elaine Pak 2016-2017 2017
Suzanne Ou 2016-2017 2018
Phoebe Donovan 2016-2017 2017
Sophia Parvizi Wayne 2016-2017 2020

PPG Mentor List

A perk of participating in the PPG cohort is a formal connection to a woman-identified faculty/staff member at Duke. Check out the list below to see some of this year’s volunteer mentors.

First Name Last Name Department
Catherine Allen Student Affairs Career Center
Michele Armstrong Dean of Students, Student Conduct
Leslie Barnes Athletics
TJ Beezley Recreation and Physical Education
Kimberly Blackshear Sanford School-Center for Child and Family Policy
Tara Carty Conference and Event Services
Li-Chen Chin Student Affairs
Laura Coutts Duke Career Center
Samaiyah Faison Center for Muslim Life
Audrey Fenske Student Affairs Career Center
Anna Jacobs Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative
Megan Kelly Deyncourt Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative 
Jennifer Levy Student Affairs Career Center 
Lynn Lieberman Continuing Studies
Maria Maxell UCAE/Student Affairs
Sarah Neff Student Engagement, Student Involvement
Maggie Peterson Dean of Students, Office of Student Conduct
Jamie Puglin Housing and Residence Life
Alicia Rhodes Student Affairs Career Center
Alicia Santana Housing and Residence Life
Sophia Santillan Mechanical Engineering
Francesqa Santos Student Engagement, Student Involvement
Claire Smith Duke Athletics
Stacia Solomon Student Affairs Career Center
Sara Stevens Duke Alumni
Karen Stone UCAE, Student Affairs
Grace  Sullivan Dean of Students Office
Johanna Supernaw Alumni Affairs
First Name Last Name Department
Irina Adams DKU Programs
Zoila Airall Student Affairs
Lisa Andres Cole Thompson Writing Program
Laura Andrews DukeReach
TJ Beezley Recreation and Physical Education
Kimberly Blackshear Sanford School of Public Policy
Sheri  Branson Recreation and PE
Hayley  Broadhead Global Education Office
Sheila Broderick Women's Center
Carina  Carpenter Housing and Residence Life 
Jenn Chambers Alumni Affairs
Rachel Coleman Career Center
Samaiyah Faison Center for Muslim Life
Maria Finnegan Health, Wellness, PE and Recreation
Leigh Garstecki Recreation and Physical Education
Valerie Glassman Office of Student Conduct
Bibi Gnagno Women's Center
QuiAnne'  Holmes DuWell
Anna Jacobs Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative
Meera Jayaraman Robertson Scholars Leadership Program
April-Autumn Jenkins Women's Center
Eulena Jonsson Campus Life; Student Affairs
Megan Kelly Deyncourt Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative 
Jennifer Levy Career Center 
Lynn Lieberman Continuing Studies
Maria Maxell University Center Activities & Events
Jeanna McCullers Office of Student Conduct
Lindsey Parker DuWell
Amanda Pennino Recreation & Physical Education 
Melissa Rains Office of Undergraduate Scholars & Fellows
Hunter Roberts Center for Sexual & Gender Diversity
Alicia Santana Housing and Residence Life
Sophia Santillan Mechanical Engineering
Sarah  Schott Mathematics
Aviv Sheetrit Jewish Life at Duke
Claire Smith Duke Recreation & Physical Education
Karen Stone University Center Activities & Events
Grace Sullivan Dean of Students
Johanna Supernaw Alumni Affairs
Casey Terrell New Student Programs
Morgan Williams Academic Resource Center 
Jenny Wood Crowley Trinity Academic Deans
Kate Zhang Dean of Students