Five Things to Know About Duke’s Social Media Fellow


As your new Social Media Fellow, I’ll be tweeting, instagramming, and sharing news and content through Duke’s social media channels. I am a recent December 2012 graduate, and as a student I was involved in campus leadership through Amnesty International and Duke Student Government’s Intellectual Climate Committee. Now I’m ready to build on that passion by growing Duke’s social media presence to the next level. But first, here are five important things to know about me so you can get acquainted with the person behind the tweets:

  1. I love beautiful things. Like my predecessor and colleague Jonathan Lee, I really enjoy design, photography, typography, you name it. When you share a beautiful Duke photo with us using #pictureduke, I’ll be happy to repost your contribution and share it with the rest of our community.
  2. I follow pop culture. Television, film, and what is going on in pop culture says a lot about our society. I’m excited to be an advocate for professors who can speak to these phenomenon through the lens of their academic fields.
  3. Conversation is key. My favorite kind of night ends in a great conversation with an old or new friend. I love one-on-one connection, and social media makes this possible across all kinds of barriers. I’m looking forward to engaging in conversations with Dukies who talk to @DukeU on Twitter, and through our “Join the Discussion” feature.
  4.  I can’t get enough of Durham. The more I learn, the more I love. The amazing growth of the arts, culture and food scene in Durham over the past few years has made this city a great selling point for Duke. I’m excited to share this with the new and prospective members of our community.
  5. I welcome feedback. Whether you’re a student, faculty member, staff, or other member of the Duke community I welcome your thoughts on our social media presence. Do you find our content useful or engaging? Want us to try something new? Send me an email at and let’s talk.


Thanks for staying connected to Duke!

Amanda Peralta

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