Paris Andrew joined Duke University’s Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP) in 2012 and most recently served as Dean of Students for TIP’s educational programs. In 2018, Paris transitioned into her current role as Director of Partnerships and Engagement, where she provides strategic direction to nineteen full-time staff supporting Outreach and Access, Marketing and Communications, and TIP’s stakeholder engagement experience.
Duke TIP is one of the nation’s largest educational talent searches, providing advanced learning opportunities (online, weekend, and summer collegiate residential enrichment) for over 450,000 academically talented students in grades 4-12 annually.
In managing Duke TIP’s national partnerships, Paris serves a point-person for K-16 Educational Institutions, Community Based Organizations, Associations, Foundations, and leaders seeking to collaborate on initiatives that offer innovative ideas, solutions, and resources in alignment with TIP’s mission, vision, and values.
Paris is passionate about addressing the excellence and equity gap and promoting a seamless learning environment that is attentive to the intersectionality of identity, as well as social and cultural context. Hence, Paris is pursuing her PhD at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where her research focuses on the sociocultural experiences of culturally diverse academically talented students in out-of-school enrichment programs.