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#HumansofDukeSanford Betsy Broaddus PPS ’20

April 24, 2018

#HumansofDukeSanford is a series highlighting members of the Sanford community.

“I honestly didn’t know what I would major in my senior year of high school. But the summer before I came here, I watched all of Parks & Recreation. And I saw so much of myself and my personality in the main character, Leslie Knope, who’s a bureaucrat and a civil servant who works for her community. And just because I saw so much of myself and the things I like doing for people in her, I just thought to myself ‘Wow, I could actually really love a career like that in civil service!’

Also, Leslie’s a very creative person and I’ve always been super involved in the arts. So I think through Sanford’s multidisciplinary curriculum, I’ve been able to combine my creative interests with my political interests and my desire to help others and pass legislation that will benefit others with issues that I care about.”

-Betsy Broaddus PPS ’20

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