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"I have really enjoyed the BIPOC community and support network amongst my Sanford cohort and the Black Graduate and Professional Student Association (BGPSA). Particularly, I appreciate the spaces the Black women in my cohort at Sanford have created to support one another. We share resources, and encourage one another. I'm proud to be part of this group of emerging policy leaders."
- Aliaha Austin MPP’23
The Sanford community prioritizes wellness and connection! Student Wellness Coordinator Mackenzie Phillips plans events like this hike students and faculty took the woods close to the Sanford building. She also is available for one-on-one counseling for MPP and MIDP Students. Also, Sanford is right across the street from Duke's beautiful Student Wellness Center, which offers many services.
"The people at Sanford and the relationships I have made have been transformative. Having friends to support and uplift me during a global pandemic has made me feel empowered and optimistic. I am most proud of my tenacity. I have chosen to fail forward, learn as much as I can, and exercise gratitude. I strongly believe that our identity is not defined by our productivity, we are human beings first, doers next." - Mona Zahir MPP ’23