Sophie Haet: Studying Services for the Disabled

Part of the Senior Stories, Class of 2017 Series
Sophie Haet, “Duke has been the greatest source for not only my academic education, but also my moral, social and emotional education.

Sophie Haet

Hometown: Sydney, Australia 
Major: Public Policy 
Certificate: Markets and Management 
Clubs/organizations: Duke Arts Annex executive board, Duke Association for Business Oriented Women, Pi Beta Phi, Duke Devilthon, the Standard (student-run digital publication).
Other activities: Statistics tutor, research assistant for the public policy department, teaching assistant for public policy 304, Bass Connections: Global Alliance on Disability and Health Innovation project team.
What Duke has meant to you: “Duke has been the greatest source for not only my academic education, but also my moral, social and emotional education.  Duke has been a journey with the most extreme highs and lows I have ever experienced, which has shaped me into the person I am proud to be today.”     

While at Duke, Sophie Haet examined disability from multiple perspectives and cultures.

As a member of the Bass Connections project on Global Alliance on Disability and Health Innovation (GANDHI), Sophie worked to determine the system of services and support needed for adults newly living with disability to achieve their greatest quality of life.

“I believe working on real-world problems are important components of a well-rounded education and necessary for academic and personal growth and development. Because of this research experience, I feel more prepared for my entrance into the workforce next fall,” said Sophie.

After graduating, Sophie looks forward to traveling across Europe and Costa Rica with friends. Afterwards, she plans to move to Cincinnati where she will begin work as a financial analyst at Proctor and Gamble in September.

Read more about Sophie.