Carter Zenke is a rising junior at Duke University who wants to design high-quality, equitable education for all students in the Digital Age. He is pursuing a self- designed major titled “Digital Era Education: Learning, Policy, and Ethics” – a combination of courses in public policy, the learning sciences, and education. Carter is specifically focused on ensuring equitable access to high-quality computer science (CS) education that engages students as creators and self-authors. He regularly teaches CS in Durham Public Schools and leads CSbyUs, an initiative that mobilizes undergraduates from local universities to do the same. He has been invited to do education work in Nepal through Duke’s Karsh Mentorship Initiative, and will return to lead research on the links between experiential education and civic engagement. Eventually, Carter would like to bridge the gap between educational research and practice by getting a Ph.D. in education and teaching in K-12.
Updated May 2018