Ana Gabriela Duque (Class of 2020) was recently received the Founders Award of Excellence. The Founders Award of Excellence was established in 1994 to honor students who embody qualities of creativity, discovery, leadership, and the values of pride and responsibility at Rensselaer.
Ana Gabriela Duque is a junior pursuing a major in Industrial and Management Engineering. She was born and raised in Cali, Colombia where she was able to pursue her passion for helping others by developing a charity to provide medical assistance to marginalized societies. She is very passionate about the apparel industry and has an ongoing research focusing on the development of a more sustainable alternative to cotton within the Industrial and Systems Engineering Department at Rensselaer.