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Melissa Burroughs

Melissa Burroughs, a native of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, is going into her senior year at Duke University where she studies public policy and minors in history and Spanish. Her experiences working with underserved public school students in both Chapel Hill and Durham sparked her passion for children’s health and health disparity issues. She plans to bring what she learns at CDF back to North Carolina to better serve these communities. She hopes to use this knowledge by working for a non-profit to help eliminate child health disparities, and then head back to graduate school. As a Child Health intern in CDF’s National Office in Washington, D.C., she hopes to expand her knowledge on children’s health and policy issues.