ETHNICITY: Ethiopian

"When I am home in the DMV area, a good portion of people can tell I am Ethiopian because there are a lot of Ethiopians where I am from. In other parts of the country and even back home, I have been perceived as Indian, black/African American, and mixed."

"I think what frustrates me most is that at times, I don’t feel like I quite fit into the race most people classify me as here (black). I’ve had a very different upbringing than most black Americans. Both my parents raised my sisters and I to be intertwined with our Ethiopian heritage, and I only experienced my American side outside of my home."

"Race has definitely affected my college experience thus far. I feel as if people are a bit more segregated at Duke and not as willing to go out of their comfort zone."