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Thamina J. Stoll

Digital Communications Fellow




Thamina joined the Sanford School in June 2017. She previously worked as a reporter and anchor for a local broadcasting station in Munich, Germany where she is originally from. After moving to the U.S. for college, Thamina gained a lot of experience in social media management and digital marketing. She oversaw multiple social media accounts that have jointly generated a following of more than 60 million online users. Brands Thamina worked for include Duke University, Duke Athletics, and FC Bayern Munich. Having briefly worked as Chief Marketing Officer of a tech startup got her interested in product management and innovative storytelling.

Thamina deeply cares about gender equality advocacy work. As founder and former president of HeForShe(at)Duke, she organized and executed a successful online photo campaign to fight gender norms and stereotypes. Thamina is also an active Duke alumna. During her time as an undergraduate student, she served on the Duke Student Alumni Board where she fostered communication between students and Duke alumni and represented the student voice on Duke's Board of Trustees and the Duke Alumni Association's Board of Directors. Thamina currently serves on the Young Alumni Homecoming Committee. An avid sports fan, she is actively following European soccer and likes to brag about the fact that she was in front row for the NCAA Men's Basketball National Championship game between Duke and Wisconsin in Indianapolis in 2015. 

Thamina graduated cum laude and with distinction from Duke University in May 2017 with a Bachelor's degree in Political Science and certificates in Policy Journalism & Media Studies and Innovation & Entrepreneurship. 

Honors & Awards:

  • DAAD Scholarship (merit-based, funds of $30,000 primarily provided by Germany's Federal Foreign Office & the European Union)
  • Forbes 30 Under 30 Scholarship (selected as one of 1,000 students from the nation's top schools to attend the Forbes Under 30 Summit in Boston in October 2016)
  • PROSA Scholarship (merit-based, grant of $4,000 provided by the German Academic Exchange Service ("DAAD") and the State of Bavaria)
  • Alona E. Evans Award in International Law (The prize is awarded to students in arts and sciences whose thesis on international law reflect excellence in scholarship. The award comes with a $2,000 prize.)
  • Order of Omega Honor Society (The organization recognizes juniors and seniors who have exemplified high standards in the areas of scholarship, leadership, involvement within their respective organization and within the Greek, campus and local community. Members are selected from the top 3% of Greeks at each institution.) 
  • Dean's List Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016 (placed in the top third of all undergraduates in the Trinity Arts & Sciences College at Duke University)
  • Dean's List with Distinction Spring 2017 (Placed in the top 10% of all undergraduates in the Trinity College of Arts & Sciences at Duke University)