Meet Our Featured Scholar
My name is Sloan Talbot and I am a first-generation college student at Duke University from Ypsilanti, Michigan.
I applied for the SuitKits for Scholars Program because as a woman with curves, trying to find clothes to fit is a struggle and whenever I am put in situations where there is a need to “dress the part” I feel a high sense of anxiety. As a low-income student whose family experienced homelessness and has had to live paycheck to paycheck at times, a large expense like business clothing is difficult if not impossible to justify.
Because of my background I am interested in working to advocate and uplift marginalized and underrepresented populations within the United States, focusing on areas of homelessness and poverty as well as refugee resettlement and integration. I also want to help other low-income and first generation students attend universities so that they can enjoy the wonderful opportunities that I’ve been given while at Duke.
Sloan is looking to explore careers within public interest law/policy for governmental, non-profit or for profit organizations in D.C., ATL, Chicago, NY, SF, Charlotte, Houston, or Austin when she graduates in the summer of 2019. If you are aware of any opportunities for Sloan, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.