2020 – Suffern, New York
Cyan DeVeaux grew up in Spring Valley, NY where she graduated from Ramapo High School as salutatorian. In Ramapo, her involvement included being captain of the RHS Dance Company, captain of the East Ramapo Tennis Team, vice-president of Key Club, treasurer of National Honor Society, a member of Science Olympiad, and playing the viola in her school’s orchestra. Most of her fondest moments and personal growth in high school took place after the last period bell rang and within these different activities. This emphasized, to her, the importance of having the arts, STEM, and other extracurricular opportunities in K-12 schooling. Outside of school, she interned at Assemblywoman Ellen Jaffee’s office.
Here at Duke, Cyan plans to major in Computer Science and Visual & Media Studies. She’s particularly interest in the intersection of technology and the arts, as well as media representation. Her involvement includes being a Duke Partnership Service Freshman Connect and a research assistant for the Duke Identity and Diversity Lab. In addition to being a Reggie, she has been fortunate enough to become a Baldwin Scholar, which is a program dedicated towards empowering women on Duke’s campus.
Coming to Duke and becoming a Reggie has meant so much to Cyan. She is extremely grateful to be part of such an incredible community.
Cyan looks forward to what the rest of her Duke career has in store.