Delaney Dryfoos is the communications assistant at the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, where she supports the director in managing the foundation’s internet presence, media relations and other communications.
Dryfoos graduated from Duke University in 2019 with a Bachelor of Science in biology, a minor in global health, and a certificate in policy journalism and media studies. Her previous experience includes a summer internship for NJ Advance Media, for which she wrote numerous published articles about topics including urban housing policies and efforts to address homelessness, scientific research, and New Jersey towns’ efforts to promote inclusivity and diversity. During her time at Duke University, Dryfoos also wrote for the Duke Chronicle on subjects ranging from the local effects of extreme weather events to campus gender violence and worked on the Environmental Epidemiology in Latin America team with Duke Bass Connections, a program in which interdisciplinary groups of graduate and undergraduate students collaborate with faculty on cutting-edge research to tackle complex societal problems. Dryfoos also pursued the arts by singing in an all-female a cappella group and performing in the university’s spring 2019 mainstage play, “Bad Roads,” focusing on the effects of war on women and relationships, specifically in Ukraine.