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New Devils 2027: Siddarth “Siddu” Jandhyala

Two days after arriving on Duke’s campus to begin his undergraduate career, Siddarth “Siddu” Jandhyala put his brawn to work. He was volunteering with Project Build, an eight-day orientation that helps first-year Blue Devils learn about their new communities by visiting schools, nonprofits and civic spaces like Central Park in downtown Durham.

It was a hot and humid late morning as Jandhyala used a garden rake to clean out a sandbox in the backyard of Children First, a nonprofit preschool in Durham’s