Holly L. Duke

Director, Leadership & Engagement

Holly Duke joined the Ron Brown Scholar Program in 2013 as the Director of Leadership and Engagement. She has built a career around serving high-achieving college students and alumni. After earning a M.S. of Rehabilitation Psychology from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine in 2002, Holly worked in the UNC Career Center for two years as a Career Counselor before moving to Duke University in 2004. After five years as a career counselor and academic advisor with Duke, Holly worked with University of Virginia School of Law as Director of Career Counseling where she provided counseling services, managed on-grounds recruiting and oversaw the John F. Kennedy Public Service Fellowship. 

Prior to her career in higher education, Holly managed a Welfare-to-Work program in a rural area of North Carolina and served in Americorps addressing food security issues in low-income communities in Knoxville, TN. Holly has a bachelor’s degree in Public Relations from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She is married to the jazz/blues artist, Adrian Duke, and in her free time enjoys listening to live music and playing with their four-year-old daughter, Dylan.

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