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Portrait of Nina Sherwood

Nina Sherwood
Associate Professor of the Practice, Biology
Why I volunteer to mentor students: 

Mentoring first generation students gives me the opportunity to contribute to the success of bright, dedicated kids for whom a Duke education will truly make a difference in their future. While not first generation myself, as the child of immigrants and graduate of a small-town, predominantly minority high school I believe that I can relate to many of the challenges faced by first generation students as they adjust to the complexities of undergraduate life at Duke.