Alumni

Many Duke alumni continue working on issues they began tackling through Bass Connections. In some cases, Bass Connections projects have affirmed or inspired future plans. The following are just a few examples of former students who are pursuing further studies or working in a field related to their Bass Connections projects.

The information below each name includes major/program, school (Trinity is indicated by T and Pratt by P), graduation year, Bass Connections project and current position.

Jennifer Acosta.

Global Cultural Studies and Psychology T'17
Schooling and Parenting: Implications for Students' Academic Identity (2016-2017)
Project Manager, Baby Books 2 Intervention Study, Family Involvement Lab, University of Maryland

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Jessica Allen

Mechanical Engineering P'15
Energy and the Environment: Design and Innovation (2014-2015)
Project Engineer, Duke Energy Corporation

John Allums, M.A.T.

Education T'15
Creating Online Education for K-12 Teachers of the Probability and Statistics Common Core (2014-2015)
Mathematics Specialist, Wake Technical Community College

Katherine Baxter

History T'17
Reviewing Retrospective Regulatory Review (2015-2016)
Analyst, BNP Paribas Consulting Americas Strategy

Jessica Bolton, Ph.D.

Psychology & Neuroscience T'15
Maternal Nutrition and the Developing Brain (2014-2015)
Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Pediatrics, University of California-Irvine

Samuel Bursten

Travis Byrum

Statistical Science T'13
Public Access to Government Information (2013-2014)
Software Engineer, Booz Allen Hamilton

Karmel Choi, Ph.D.

Psychology & Neuroscience M'17
North Carolina Latino Health Project (2013-2014)
Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Psychiatric Genetics, Massachusetts General Hospital and T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard University

April Christensen, M.E.M.

Environmental Management N'16
The Effects of Unconventional Shale Gas Development on Rural Communities (2015-2016)
Business Development Associate, Invenergy

Kristen Collar, Ph.D.

Physics T'17
Energy Efficiency in Industry: High-tech Glass Manufacturing at Corning Inc. (2016-2017)
Senior National Security Analyst, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

Clara Colombatto

Neuroscience and Philosophy T'15
Trauma and Timing (2013-2014)
PhD Student in Psychology and Philosophy, Yale University

Danielle Colson

Mechanical Engineering P'15
Energy and the Environment: Design and Innovation (2014-2015)
Maintenance Coach, Nextera Energy Resources

Ali Daraeepour, Ph.D.

Environment N'18
Modeling Tools for Energy Systems Analysis (MOTESA) (2014-2015)
Modeling Tools for Energy Systems Analysis (MOTESA) (2013-2014)
Postdoctoral Scholar, Andlinger Center for Energy and Environment, Princeton University

Allison Donnelly

Environmental Sciences T'14
U.S. Climate Policy Options: Regulating Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Petroleum Refineries and Steel (2013-2014)
Project Consultant, Energy and Resource Solutions

Chelsea Ducille

Women's Studies T'15
Chlorhexidine for Umbilical Cord Care (2014-2015)
Senior Research Program Coordinator, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Leena El-Sadek

Cultural Anthropology and Global Health T'15
Displacement, Resettlement and Global Mental Health (2013-2014)
J.D. Candidate at the University of Chicago Law School

Noura Elsayed

Psychology T'16
Responding to the Educational and Psychological Needs of Children and Families in Durham's Transitional Housing (2015-2016)
Research Technician II, Translational Center for Stress Related Disorders, Duke University Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Yumeng Fang

Neuroscience T'13
Education and the Changing Brain (2013-2014)
Doctoral Student at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

James Ferguson

Environmental Sciences T'15
Distributed Solar Generation for Duke University Employees (2014-2015)
Senior Environmental Analyst, Cypress Creek Renewables

Isa Ferrall

Mechanical Engineering P'15
Energy and the Environment: Design and Innovation (2014-2015)
MS/PhD Student in the Energy and Resources Group of the Renewable and Appropriate Energy Lab, University of California-Berkeley

Jemi Galani

Biology T'17
Juntos: A Digital Health Intervention (2013-2014)
Medical Student, Duke School of Medicine

Nitish Garg, M.E.G.

Engineering Management P'17
Energy and the Environment: Design and Innovation (2016-2017)
Associate Product Manager, Energy Storage Division, Borrego Solar Systems

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