Melissa Richer

"The Focus Program was one of the most pivotal experiences I've had at Duke. Living with the other students in FOCUS really brightened my first-year experience. Each member of the FOCUS faculty has made a vital imprint on my academic career, and more importantly, on my personal life, as a friend. When I reflect on my time at Duke, it is impossible to separate FOCUS from the rest of my life because it has affected me in so many ways. I am honored to play a part in it and look forward to building on the knowledge and relationships I have already forged here."