Isaiah Hamilton

Duke University
Class of 2024

Bringing more accessible healthcare to rural counties through mentorship and pipelines.

Growing up in a small rural county in northeast North Carolina, Isaiah learned the value of being an active member of his community and a passion for building bridges between different groups of people. As he transitioned to attend a public high school in Durham, he brought that community mindset along with him. As the Senate President of student government and an officer in H.O.P.E (a charter of Black Student Alliance), he led with vigor—renovating an unused bike shed into a student study space, hosting the school’s first-ever homecoming, and developing a minority pipeline between the admissions office and students across the state of North Carolina.

Inspired by his mother and sister, Isaiah took an interest in health and the human body. Isaiah conducted two independent research projects—one on the natural therapeutic treatment of Parkinson’s Disease and the other exploring the social concept of “identity foreclosure” among minorities. He aims to combine his new found passions for medicine and government to provide equal healthcare access across the nation in rural counties such as his own.

Leadership:

  • Captain, Varsity Football
  • President, Student Government
  • Officer, H.O.P.E.
  • Member, Code of Conduct Review Board
  • Co-President, Biotechnology Investment Club