Duke Leadership Academy Scholars Profile
Title: Senior Director for Graduate & Professional School Alumni Relations
Senior Management Area: Duke Alumni Association
Class Year: 2017
Nicole Hess Kempton A.B. '01 is Senior Director of Graduate and Professional School Alumni Affairs at Duke Alumni Association. She came to DAA from Duke's Fuqua School of Business, where she oversaw the school's regional alumni communities and student engagement efforts, including the student mentoring and class gift programs. She has been a part of Duke alumni clubs all over the world, including Beijing, Hong Kong, London, and Washington, DC, and an Alumni Admissions interviewer for 13 years.
She also serves as Vice Chair for Farmer Foodshare, a local non-profit working to connect farmers with communities at risk of hunger. Ms. Kempton holds her undergraduate degree from Duke, and an MPhil in Comparative Literature from the University of Hong Kong, where she was a Fulbright Scholar.