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Michelle Staggers

ACE in India: 2016
Duke University
Lacrosse (Women's)
Stafford, VA
Cultural Anthropology
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It’s always an awesome opportunity when you get to travel across the world and participate in civic engagement. I believe the ACE program will be a fulfilling experience, and hopefully a step towards pursing a career in international affairs.”

As part of the ACE in India program, Michelle will serve as a coaching assistant for sports activities, teach English as a second language courses, and promote computer literacy initiatives for youth at a community center in Dakshinpuri, New Delhi.

Michelle’s past experiences with service include participation in the AIA Bible Study and tutoring at a local elementary school.

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ACE participant posing with children

Michelle Staggers is a junior on the Duke Women’s Lacrosse Team. She is currently pursuing a degree in Cultural Anthropology, a minor in Theater Studies, and a Human Rights certificate. Her interests include portraying culture through creative arts, specifically through film, art, and photography. This past summer she had the privilege to create a documentary film for a secondary school in Rwanda in her DukeEngage program. Michelle hopes to continue to develop her understanding of domestic and international education systems, and is looking to teach after graduating. On campus, Michelle is a mentor for Duke’s student-athlete ACTION program and is involved with the AIA Bible Study group.

Want to hear more about Michelle’s ACE experience? Contact Michelle.

Dear Future #ACEathletes,

  • Best advice for bringing ACE back to campus: Get involved in the Durham community!
  • Best advice for bringing ACE back to your team: Encourage your teammates to engage in community service! It will benefit your team as a whole.
  • Best advice for staying in touch: Share social media info!
  • Reasons for staying involved: I decided to stay involved with ACE because this program really helped me discover my academic interests, and I hope to see it do the same for future student-athletes!
  • Tips for documenting your experience: When I was participating in ACE in India, I decided to document our experience by creating a short film