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Portrait of Lee Baker

Lee Baker
Mrs. A. Hehmeyer Professor of Cultural Anthropology
Mailing Address: 

114 Allen Building, Box 90042
Durham, NC 27708

Why I volunteer to mentor students: 

This generation of young adults is the first since the signing of the Declaration of Independence that, on average, will not do better than their parents.  Many opportunities for class mobility in the United States have been eroded, yet higher education is one of the last great opportunity creating institutions.  I don't want Duke to simply reproduce the 1%, I want it to create opportunities for first-generation college students to achieve the American Dream. I would like to be part of ensuring that Duke continues to create great opportunities.