Nicolette Bella Rojas

A headshot of Nicolette Bella Rojas

2023 BRIDGE Cohort


Nicolette Rojas is a James M. Johnston scholar and Honors student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill studying Sociology and Public Policy with a minor in Statistics and Analytics. She is a reoccurring Dean’s List student and Hayden B. Renwick Scholar. Nicolette is an advocate for community engaged approaches to population health research and global human rights policy and program development. She is the Undergraduate Research Assistant for the Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia’s component of the National Longitudinal Adolescent to Adult Health Study.

Nicolette has international work experience as the Program Assistant for the Winston House, the University of North Carolina’s College of Arts and Sciences European Study Center in London. She has worked with Princeton University’s Eviction Lab conducting participant interviews on waste and eviction, and for which she received the 2021 Brown Family Summer Internship Grant. She is the UNC Chapter Director for the non-profit American Mock World Health Organization Inc. creating a network of future global health leaders across the nation. She is the Treasurer and a volunteer tutor for Learn to Be at UNC-CH. She was a part of LíDER: Carolina Leadership Institute’s first cohort of líders developing leadership skills through the Carolina Latinx Center and the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School.

In her leisure, Nicolette loves spending time with family, friends, and pets whether by simply watching movies at home or traveling the world together. She is very excited and honored to be a part of the 2023-2024 Duke DPHS Bridge Program!