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NEXT GEN VOICES: Introducing CASE Scholar Caroline Davidsen

Caroline Davidsen

As a third-grade teacher in the South Bronx, I witnessed firsthand my students’ dedication to school and their joy of learning. But I also witnessed how the systemic challenges of poverty and the overarching demands of high-stakes testing left many …

NEXT GEN VOICES: Introducing CASE Scholar Jenna Weinberg

Jenna Weinberg I believe strongly in harnessing the power of market forces to achieve equity and empower communities. In his “Gospel of Wealth,” Andrew Carnegie asserts that inequality is an inevitable cost of progress. I unequivocally reject this view, believing …

NEXT GEN VOICES: Introducing CASE Scholar Rony Cepeda

Rony Cepeda Every year the United States spends about $680 billion on education. However, we still get abysmal results, as our students of color and non-English speakers are significantly less likely to graduate from high school than their counterparts. As …

Cultivating the Next Generation of Social Impact Leaders

On a sweltering hot southern day in October 2019, Nathan Hixson, a Center for the Advancement for Social Entrepreneurship (CASE) Scholar and first-year Daytime MBA student at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, attended his first impact investing class. Having …

Introducing CASE Scholar Utkarsha Bhardwaj

Utkarsha Bhardwaj Since childhood, I have been most passionate about exploring and solving the multi-faceted problems encountered by millions in a developing country like India. This is because I have always been around inspiring people who work together to address …

Introducing CASE Scholar Patrick Pierson-Prah

Patrick Pierson-Prah I co-founded two related companies with the mission to more meaningfully improve the lives of others and to provide people with increased economic empowerment. The first company, Procap Investments, which is an investment management firm, focuses on raising …

Introducing CASE Scholar Meghan Spell

Meghan Spell I began my career as a healthcare attorney in a large defense firm in Louisiana. I left a comfortable, but unfulfilling, career in the corporate legal world to work in nonprofit, safety net healthcare systems, where I partnered …