CBR Project: “Student Self-Determination in the Summer Research Initiative.” Urban Assembly School for Criminal Justice, (New York, New York). 2015.
Sarah Du (class of 2016) is from Seattle, Washington and is pursuing a degree in Public Policy Studies and minors in English and Global Health. On campus, she works with DukeEngage as a student adviser, sings with the Duke Chorale and indulges her not-so-inner movie nerd by projecting films for Freewater Presentations. As someone who owes her past (and continued) journey of self-actualization largely to experiences she’s had in school, Sarah is interested in how curricula and classroom opportunities can help foster students’ identity development. Thus, she partnered with the Urban Assembly for Criminal Justice in Brooklyn, New York this past summer to teach high school students how to conduct their own research projects – thereby also contributing in some small way in helping these students along the messy process of figuring out who they are and where they belong in this world.