Duran Jenesis
Milken Scholar 2017
Scholar Profile

Jenesis Duran

Public Health


Jenesis Duran is an award-winning debater and recent graduate of Yale University. As a high school graduate of Washington Latin Public Charter School, she served on the National Youth Board for the League of United Latin American Citizens. She attended national conventions to promote social justice and led recruitment campaigns to advocate for Latino diversity and inclusion. She was treasurer for Model UN/Debate, and participated in the Georgetown Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program. She attended Yale University thereafter, graduating in 2021 with a double-major in Neuroscience (B.S.) and the History of Science, Medicine, and Public Health (B.A.).

At Yale, Jenesis primarily immersed herself in the fields of global health and medicine. She was an Editor-in-Chief for the Yale Global Health Review, volunteered with the Hypertension Awareness and Prevention Program, and interned for the Yale New Haven Hospital Elder Horizons Program. In addition, Jenesis served with the American Red Cross and Minority Association of Pre-medical Students. Jenesis also completed research alongside Yale's Ophthalmology and Neuroscience departments, resulting in two final thesis projects and a publication with the Journal of Academic Ophthalmology. Jenesis has immersed herself in the field of public health by studying abroad in Cuba and Mexico with an IFSA-Butler University study abroad program. She has since served as a public health intern with the United Nations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Her fall semester plans include beginning her MPH degree in Global Health Policy at the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health.

High school:  Washinton Latin Public Charter School


College Year Degree
Yale College
New Haven, CT
2021 B.A. Neuroscience
Yale College
New Haven, CT
2021 B.S. Global Health
George Washington University
Washington, DC
2024 Master in Public Health