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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.

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 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
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