Shaiyan Sanchez

KIPP Philadelphia Public Schools

With a keen entrepreneurial spirit, great compassion for others and passion for learning, Shaiyan is bound to be a standout at Duke University next year. Shaiyan has taken advantage of every learning opportunity presented to her from dual enrollment courses to special enrichment classes. Beyond her academic achievements, Shaiyan has turned many of her life passions into small business opportunities. When she developed a talent for baking, she started Shy’s Savory Sweets. Her passion for make-up, skin and hair care forged three other small businesses, and yet she still had time to develop her leadership and service skills at Deer Meadows Nursing Home as a dietary aide. At Duke, Shaiyan hopes to study pre-med and plans to attend medical school to become a surgeon.