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Announcing 2021-2022 Doris Duke Scholars

We are excited to announce the Doris Duke Conservation Scholars for 2021-2022!  

  • Amaya Horner – Parks and Recreation Tourism Management
  • Samai Bhojwani – Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology
  • Hailey Schmidt – Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology & Computer Engineering
  • Issac Smith – Natural Resources
  • Graduate Student Mentor: Kate Jones, PhD Student, Center for Geospatial Analytics

The Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program Collaborative is a consortium of universities united to empower a diverse new generation of conservation leaders. The members of this consortium are the University of Florida, University of Arizona, University of Idaho, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Cornell University and NC State. This program provides hands-on experiences, training, support, mentorship, and paid research and internships for undergraduates with a demonstrated interest in the field of conservation and cultural diversity.

If you are interested in learning more about the program, please contact Zakiya Leggett ( or see their website: