Welcome Message from GPSG President Keanu Valibia

Dear Fellow Blue Devils,

With great reverence and humility, it is my pleasure to welcome you to Duke University! I cannot overstate how thrilling it is to be a part of this vibrant, special community. As part of a community that’s nearly 11,000 strong, you will be one of many bright minds representing the future leaders of our academic and professional workforce! You will assuredly be surrounded by some of the most passionate, brightest, and principled students hailing from all corners of the globe.

Throughout your graduate studies, you will be met with some of the most challenging yet profound problems in your early career. Our involvement in some of the world’s most pressing issues facing our global community offers some of the freshest perspectives and daring solutions that can potentially change how we view and experience this world. Academically and professionally, you will be mentored by current cutting-edge leaders across disciplines, who have all called Duke their home to nurture the next generation of leaders. More so than at any point in previous years, now is an exciting time to be a part of the Blue Devil community!

Time and again, I continue to be surprised and awed by the many achievements that my fellow Duke students accomplish. Over this coming year, I’m excited to see what we can accomplish together, especially as we face Duke University’s centennial celebration. I look forward to celebrating, learning, and achieving more with you all!

With appreciation,

Keanu Valibia

President, GPSG