Grace Zhou is a public policy major and global health certificate student from Cleveland, Ohio. She is passionate about global health and service and active in the Round Table Selective Living Group, Duke Debate and the Duke Chapter of the Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children.
In the fall of 2010, Grace and fellow Duke student Alexandra MacLeish participated in a leadership course and founded an organization in Durham that uses recreational activities to inspire positive social behaviors among local kids and teens. The initiative, which uses a games-based curriculum, provides a flexible volunteer opportunity for Duke students and works with existing after-school programs to fill programming gaps.
Zhou also gained hands-on global health experience in Uganda at the Naama Millennium Preparatory School. She assessed the mental and physical well-being of orphaned and abandoned children in the area and identified disparities in health between orphans and non-orphans.
After graduation, Zhou plans to pursue a career in education or education policy.