Launch agents are students with extensive knowledge of student groups at Duke and the best practices and strategies on how to offer assistance to student groups. Feel free to reach out to any of the agents and we will do our best to help you or your student organization’s goals.  You can email us any time at or stop by our office in CLDSA next to the West Campus Bus Stop across the circle from the Allen Building in Few FF!



Bengisu is a senior majoring in Economics and Psychology. She has been a part of Launch for almost three years now as an Appointments Agent, Team Lead, and now serves as the Director. Outside of Duke Launch, Bengisu is the co-chair of Bass Connections Student Advisory Board, and serves as a panelist on the Undergraduate Conduct Board. She is also involved with International Association and her SLG. Bengisu is happy to help groups and individuals find their place at Duke. Feel free to talk to her about anything that is related to leadership and on-campus involvement!





Hannah is a senior from Philly/Atlanta studying biology, marine science, and MMS. This is her 3rd year at Launch, and she is now the Assistant Director. In addition to running and facilitating workshops, Hannah is available to consult on group retreats/workshop activities and present short leadership modules. On campus, she is involved in DUU Speakers and Stage, the Duke Football Athletic Emissary program, greek life, and Mirecourt SLG. Hannah is an avid animal lover and HBO-watcher and always on the hunt for free food.





Shaurya is a sophomore from Seattle, WA studying Economics. He’s been an agent for the past two semesters and has worked on multiple workshops and group appointments. On campus, he’s involved in the Investment Club and serves as a Resident Assistant. In his free time, Shaurya enjoys playing basketball, hanging out with friends and watching movies.





Katie is a junior from Portsmouth, NH studying Chemistry with a concentration in Pharmacology and a minor in Global Health. This is Katie’s first year working with the Launch team. She’s very excited to help students find their place on campus, or make one! Outside of Launch, you can find Katie in French Science, working in the Malcolmson lab.






Shane (photo in progress) is a senior from Las Vegas studying Economics and Psychology. He has done summer internships in Washington, D.C. and San Francisco and also studied abroad for a summer in London. After joining the Launch team in the Spring, he immediately took the lead on the Spring Activities Fair that hosted nearly 100 Duke organizations on campus. Although Shane has played rugby at Duke for the past three years, he has recently taken an interest in tennis and the drums with hopes of playing at least one gig before he graduates.





Divya (bio in progress)