Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

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IMSA Graduate Selected As 2012 Truman Scholar

IMSA Class of 2009 Graduate Kristen Lee was one of only 54 students nationwide selected as a Truman Scholar.

Truman Scholars are chosen on the basis of their leadership potential, high  
academic achievement and a commitment to a career in public service and  
advocacy sectors. The Truman Scholarship Foundation received 587 nominations from 292 schools nationwide.

2012 Truman Scholar Kristen Lee '09

Lee, a junior at Duke University from Arlington Heights, IL, said her IMSA experience helped to spark her interest in women’s health issues.

“It was my high school IMSA that put the wheels in motion with its beautiful mission statement and on-the-ground engagement,” Lee said.  “I appreciate everything IMSA has done for me.”

In a press release issued from Duke University, President Richard H. Brodhead said Lee’s interests will serve her well in a career of public service.

“We at Duke are delighted that Kristen has been named a 2012 Truman Scholar,” said Duke President Richard H. Brodhead. “With her strong interest in women’s health and serving disadvantaged populations, Kristen truly exemplifies Duke’s commitment to promote knowledge in the service of  
society. The Truman Scholarship provides a wonderful opportunity for Kristen  to start down the path of public service.”

Read more about Kristen’s public service work at Duke and abroad at