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.

Leena El-Sadek

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

Noura Elsayed

Yumeng Fang

Neuroscience T'13
Education and the Changing Brain (2013-2014)
Psychology Extern, Duke Center for Autism and Brain Development

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

Ryan Fitzgerald

Biology and Global Health T'19
How Do People Affect Zoonotic Disease Dynamics in Madagascar? (2018-2019)
MPH Student, University of Washington

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

John Gitau

Civil & Environmental Engineering P'15
Energy and the Environment: Design and Innovation (2014-2015)
Value Engineer, GE Renewable Energy

Alexander Gunn

Biomedical Sciences M'17
Stemming the Opiate Epidemic through Education and Outreach (2017-2018)
Medical Student, Duke School of Medicine

Emily Hadley.
I joined RTI as a Data Scientist in the summer of 2018 after finishing a Master of Science in Analytics at North Carolina State University. I use my data science skills on projects in a wide variety of areas, including education, health and criminal justice. I work with a variety of open-source and... read more »

Garrett Harmsen

Economics and Mechanical Engineering T'15
Energy and the Environment: Design and Innovation (2014-2015)
Design Engineer, Black Diamond Equipment

Kshipra Hemal

Lindsay Hirschhorn.

Mechanical Engineering P'17
Data+ (2016)
Operations Data Analyst, delivery.com

I was really nervous about finding a summer job after junior year because I knew it was the last chance I’d have to try something out before applying for full-time jobs the next year, and I had no idea what I wanted to do. I was in Pratt and loved the engineering classes, but didn’t love the... read more »

Victor Holten

Public Policy T'15
Energy and the Environment: Design and Innovation (2014-2015)
Cofounder, Sun2O Partners

Anna Johns Hrom. Ph.D.

History T'18
Reviewing Retrospective Regulatory Review (2015-2016)
Law Clerk, U.S. Courts

YunChu Huang

Economics T'16
Data+ (2015)
Analytics Consultant, Robotics Process Automation, Deloitte

Akshita Iyer

Neuroscience T'14
Perception, Language and Memory (2013-2014)
Founder & CEO, Inirv Labs

Prathibha Juturu

Civil & Environmental Engineering P'17
Human Health Risks, Environmental and Ecosystem Damage Associated with Contamination of Used Motor Oil at Auto-mechanic Villages in Ghana (2016-2017)
MS Student in Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering, Johns Hopkins University

Vinesh Kapil

International Comparative Studies T'14
North Carolina Latino Health Project (2013-2014)
Senior Consultant and Adviser, CVS Health

Julia Kaufman.

Global Health and International Comparative Studies T'18
Global Mental Health Program (2017-2018)
Responding to the Educational and Psychological Needs of Children and Families in Durham's Transitional Housing (2015-2016)
Program Coordinator, Center for Global Development

I lead program development for a new Hope Initiative for mothers with HIV and their frontline health workers to promote hope and improve quality of care and health outcomes. I create and manage the research protocol, ethical clearances, data collection tools, work plans and research reports and... read more »

Sarah Kerman

Public Policy T'18
Reviewing Retrospective Regulatory Review (2015-2016)
Paralegal Specialist, Federal Trade Commission Bureau of Consumer Protection, Division of Financial Practices

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