Alex Rudee, M.E.M.
Environmental Management N'18
Current PositionResearch Analyst, Natural Infrastructure, World Resources Institute
As a member of this Bass Connections team in 2017-18, I learned what it takes to develop, test and publish policy recommendations for federal action on climate change.
The knowledge I gained in research, interviews and writing for a policy audience have been invaluable in my postgraduate career, as have the professional connections I made through my team lead Robert Bonnie, who previously served as Undersecretary of Environment and Natural Resources in the US Department of Agriculture.
In fact, those professional connections and the expertise I developed through Bass Connections helped me land my current position as a Research Analyst with the World Resources Institute. In this role, I have continued to research and write about the climate change policies I first studied at Duke, but now my work has a larger and more influential audience.
I am incredibly grateful that Duke gave me the opportunity to delve into this field alongside some of this country's greatest experts, and I remain committed to using my career to advance climate change policies and solutions.