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Goldsmiths Psychology Department
Duke Global Neurosurgery & Neuroscience
Health Humanities Lab
Jordanian Red Crescent
Duke Neurosurgery
Universities Allied for Essential Medicines (Duke Chapter)

Following my valedictorian speech in 2014.


Grad festivities slightly different in 2020.

Graduation from Duke.


How my family's experience with foodbanks shaped me as an artist and as a leader.

How my art has helped me push the boundaries of disciplines, across the boundaries of nations.


How a grant-funded coloring book for disordered brains turned into a successful Kickstarter. 

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Other Organizations, Non-profits, and Programs:

The Apprentice Doctor - 

Program Developer & Coordinator

Develops class material and staffs the summer programs, leads workshops and rotations in the hospital, gives guest lectures. Watch the promotional video I created for the program above.

I created a Duke version of the popular card game "Cards Against Humanity" in the spring of 2016. I printed the cards for the new game, dubbed Cranes Assist Humility, myself and calibrated a paper cutter to chop each sheet of cards, and packaged each deck all from my dorm room. The game became popular with students and alumni alike.

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Duke Innovation Co-Lab - 

Ruby Lab Manager, Team Lead

Serves the greater Duke community by offering support and tutoring with resources at the lab, catering services to both artists and engineers working on a variety of projects that require 3D printing, modeling, or laser cutting. 

duARTS - President

(Formerly two Vice President positions)

Oversaw the largest student arts organization at Duke, and an executive board of nearly 20 people. Innovated and managed new and existing art programs for the entire Duke student body. Read about my impact in the annual report I created (above).

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Me (right) with Rebekah (left), first ever recipient!

In 2018, Duke University established the Graywill Arts Leadership & Service Award. Every year starting in 2019, one or two graduating senior(s) from any major or arts discipline will be presented the Graywill Award for $1,000 at the annual Arts Award Ceremony. The award is endowed by the Duke University Union. I am not involved with award selection, and every year I am blown away by the incredibly accomplished and talented students who are selected.




Through my experiences in healthcare, I have felt fulfilled countless times as not only a healthcare professional, but as a leader, an intellect and scientist, an artisan and craftsman, and most of all, a human. I believe it is the diversity of my passions and skills that has provided me with an incredibly rich set of experiences in medicine both at home and across the globe.

Some of my experiences have included...

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A little bit of art, a little bit of science. Explore.


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Graywill Award

University of London, Goldsmiths College

Master of Science, Classification: First Class Honors.

Received an MSc in Psychology of the Arts, Neuroaesthetics, and Creativity from what is currently the only institution in the world with a degree-granting program in neuroaesthetics, with a dissertation on empathy and the visual language of pain.

2019 -20 

Duke University, Trinity College of Arts & Science

Bachelor of Arts, major GPA: 3.7.

Developed an institutionally approved degree program titled Human Creativity: Evolutionary Neuroaesthetics which explored the how and why of aesthetic emergence in humans and nature, through the lens of neuroscience, biology, anthropology, and philosophy.


COVA High School

Rank 1 in 211, GPA: 4.33 (weighted), 3.98 (unweighted).

Student in the Gifted & Talented Program, and held multiple leadership positions in Student Government, National Honor Society.



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