Moreen Njoroge

2019 Student Co-Recipient

Moreen Njoroge will be graduating in May with a degree in Evolutionary Anthropology and Minor in Chemistry and Global Health. Moreen is driven and knows the path she must take in life - to empower women in low-resource settings through ensuring access to healthcare, to advocating on their behalf in the face of oppressive systematic barriers, and to showing God’s love and grace through her interactions. Both of her nominators shared how Moreen’s quiet strength, generosity, authenticity, faith and morality have impacted them professionally and personally. She truly embodies the characteristic and humanitarian service of Algernon Sydney Sullivan.

Moreen, a Kenyan immigrant, describes herself as the sum total of bravery, ambition, and opportunity creation. She uses this calling to impact others through her research effort, tutoring, and volunteering with Duke’s ambulatory surgical center. All of this is in addition to her leadership roles with various student groups on campus.

Moreen tends to be more introspective and quietly confident. However, as one nominator wrote,

When she did speak, the room silenced to witness her brilliance.

Moreen desires “to be a source of hope to others in the same manner by which she has been filled with hope through the generous acts of service and selflessness from those around (her).”