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What is Visual and Media Studies?
"As a Dean's List student at Duke University, I pursued a Visual and Media Studies major and Markets and Management certificate, both of which allowed me to develop a well-rounded background that is easy applicable to any media career. In my four years as a Visual Media Studies major, I explored visual theories of media with leading professors and researchers in the field. Furthermore, I had the opportunity to gain a practical skill set in different media forms, including advertising, photography, and video, through hands-on projects out in the field. In my capstone project, entitled “Social Media for Nonprofits," I combined what I learned in each of my academic programs to explore how social media can be used as a marketing tool for nonprofit organizations. Through understanding the power of images and how to use these images in a storytelling capacity, I have created media and marketing content that engages audiences while communicating the unique value propositions being offered."


Northwestern University Class of 2018

M.S. Medill School of Journalism

Duke University Class of 2016

B.A. Visual and Media Studies

Markets and Management (Business/Marketing) Certificate

Theater Studies Minor


  • Northwestern- Medill Academic Scholarship
  • Duke University Dean's List with Distinction
  • Duke University Admissions Ambassador
  • Duke Association for Business Oriented Women
  • Coca-Cola Scholar
  • Nordstrom Scholar
  • Duke of Edinburgh International Bronze Medal
  • Duke Women's Center National Impact Award
  • "Young Icon" on national TV show Young Icons
  • Miss America Community Service Award
  • Miss America Quality of Life Top 5

Study Away

  • Duke Neurohumanities in Paris
  • Duke in London: Drama
  • Duke in New York: Arts and Media

Capstone Project