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Alexander Merriman

ACE in South Africa: 2016
Duke University
Fencing (Men's)
Buffalo, NY
Minor(s) / Certificate(s)
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Participation in ACE affords an extraordinary opportunity to round out my Duke career with an immersive civic engagement abroad, partnering with GVI to provide educational programs for children through construction, teaching, healthcare, and sporting activities.
I couldn’t be more excited to participate in this program, with the goal to learn something new, hopefully something that will influence me personally and in my future career as a physician-scientist.”

As part of the Duke in South Africa program, Alexander will assist with basic healthcare initiatives, activity-based education and teaching, light construction, and sports programs in the community of Nomzamo township near Cape Town.

Alexander’s past experiences with service include work as a research assistant in the lab of Kenneth D. Poss in the Cell Biology department. He has also worked as a Science Advancement through Group Engagement (SAGE) learning facilitator through the Academic Resource Center. Additionally, Alexander has volunteered for the Duke Peer Tutoring Program, Duke InnoWorks, and the Pre-Heath Volunteer Program.