Duran Jenesis
Milken Scholar 2017
Scholar Profile

Jenesis Duran



Jenesis Duran is an award-winning debater and 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 is double-majoring in Neuroscience (B.S.) and the History of Science, Medicine, and Public Health (B.A.) at Yale for a career in global health policy.

At Yale Jenesis has primarily immersed herself in the fields of global health and medicine. She is currently a Editor-in-Chief for the Yale Global Health Review, and volunteers with the Hypertension Awareness and Prevention Program at Yale, where she takes the blood pressures of numerous New Haven residents. Jenesis also serves with the American Red Cross and Minority Association of Pre-medical Students. During a summer internship, Jenesis worked with Yale's medical Ophthalmology department to conduct a research project on pharmaceutical companies and their contributions to the field of ophthalmology. Her fall semester plans include working in a laboratory facility, volunteering with the Haven Free Clinic, and continuing in her commitment to the aforementioned extracurricular programs. In the future, Jenesis hopes to pursue a master's degree in public health and a law degree.

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