Darien A. Herndon, Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina
Darien Herndon is a member of the Lumbee Tribe and a student at Duke University. She is majoring in biology with a double minor in chemistry and history. Darien has also conducted research on Native American health disparities and the impacts of environmental issues on Indigenous communities. Outside of academics, she is the president of the Native American Student Alliance, a founding chapter member of Alpha Pi Omega Sorority, and a member in several other medical related organizations. She intends to continue her research and further her education before working as a surgeon in underserved Native American communities.