Michelle Xu



Hi! My name is Michelle Xu and I’m a rising junior at Duke majoring in History and minoring in Art History. I applied to DESK because I’m interested in politics and society in East Asia, especially human rights related issue, and this program gives me the opportunity to know more about the North Korean refugees and the immigrants as well as the difficulties they are struggling with.

In my free time I enjoy singing and reading books about architecture. I also enjoy working with kids. Simply looking at them makes me happy for some reason.

I also love pistachios, jumbo taro bubble tea, and walking through the streets of Seoul.