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Vijay Dukkipati

Vijay is passionate about economics, business, and culture. During the summer he attended and excelled at courses dealing with economics and investment analysis, leading him to found his own investment club outside of school. Vijay also has an avid passion for music and was involved in his school's band program and his community's local youth orchestra. His goals for the year include learning about the developing world, expanding upon his leadership skills, and channeling his new knowledge into making a difference in the world.



March 27, 2014

I’m a humongous boulder toppling down a hill; once I gain momentum I am unstoppable. When I am against something, I do not budge. It is both my greatest strength, and my fundamental flaw. I used to sit and ponder why I was wired in that fashion. Even more so, I used to be angry....

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March 27, 2014

A while ago, my mom asked me how Global Citizen helps a person become a better leader. She was generally confused because the web-site was vague, and didn’t necessarily offer much information for how it truly helps a person become a leader, especially while in one’s country. I for one, when I began this journey,...

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October 30, 2013

“What would you do if you didn’t have Fear?” It was of many thought-provoking questions that Abby Falik had asked of us before we had arrived in our designated countries. However, for some reason, this one in particular rang throughout my mind like a bell. Its echoes reverberated through the experiences of my life as I realized just...

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Why I’m Here

July 14, 2013

It felt odd. Sitting in English class on the last day of school, I hear my classmates talk about their dorm assignments and what they’ll major in at college. While they use the summer to relax and get ready for their college journey, I am fully immersed in studying Spanish to prepare for my Gap Year in Ecuador, hoping that...

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