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.

Alex Oprea.

Political Science T'17
Citizenship Lab: Civic Participation of Refugee Youth in Durham (2015-2016)
Research Assistant Professor in Politics, Philosophy & Economics, UNC-Chapel Hill

My research interests include public education, the moral and political status of children and institutional design. I am currently working on a series of articles investigating the appropriate distribution of education power among local and state governments, teachers’ unions, parents’... read more »

Max Orenstein

Civil & Environmental Engineering P'15
Energy and the Environment: Design and Innovation (2014-2015)
Associate Product Developer, Design Within Reach

Danielle Pipher Clement, Ph.D.

Nursing N'15
Maternal Nutrition and the Developing Brain (2014-2015)
Infectious Disease/HIV Nurse Practitioner, UNC Health Care

Sophie Polson

Computer Science T'18
NC Jukebox (2016-2017)
Software Engineer, Jet.com

Roshni Prakash

Evolutionary Anthropology T'16
Voices Together: Music Therapy and Autism in Elementary Schools (2015-2016)
Medical Student, University of Florida

Kate Preston

Public Policy T'15
Regulatory Disaster Scene Investigation (2014-2015)
Lead Finance & Strategy Analyst, Dispatch

Malena Price

Asian & Middle Eastern Studies and International Comparative Studies T'15
Displacement, Resettlement and Global Mental Health (2013-2014)
Asia Programs Associate, Ipas

Rifat Rahman

Max Ramseyer

Program II T'15
School Dropout, Disconnected Youth and the Middle Years (2013-2014)
Entrepreneur, History and Future of Higher Education

Xiao Recio-Blanco.

Law L'15
Exploring the Intersection of Energy and Peace-building through Film (2013-2014)
Director of Ocean Program, Environmental Law Institute

This was a fun and challenging project. Professor Erika Weinthal did a terrific job managing the project. We had the chance to meet with highly specialized practitioners that have been doing fascinating work on environmental peace-building. The project team was multidisciplinary, with students from... read more »

Ruby (Lillie) Reed

Psychology T'14
North Carolina Latino Health Project (2013-2014)
M.D. Student, Stanford School of Medicine

Elena Roberts

Biomedical Sciences M'18
Pocket Colposcope: Analysis of Bringing Elements of Referral Services to Primary/Community Care (2018-2019)
Associate in Research, Center for Global Women's Health Technologies, Duke University

Teresa Romano, Ph.D.

Economics T'14
Education, Poverty and Economic Inequality in Rural Appalachia (2013-2014)
Assistant Professor, Oxford College of Emory University

Matt Ross, Ph.D.

Ecology T'17
Data+ (2017)
Assistant Professor of Ecosystem Science and Sustainability, Colorado State University-Boulder

Raghav Saboo, Ph.D.

Economics T'16
The University as a Laboratory for Smart Grid Data Analytics (2014-2015)
Senior Associate Data Scientist, KPMG

Indrani Saha

Program II T'17
Art, Vision and the Brain: An Exploration of Color and Brightness (2014-2015)
PhD Student in History, Theory & Criticism of Art, MIT

Priscille Schettini

Psychology T'13
Information, Child Mental Health and Society (2013-2014)
Medical Student, Duke University School of Medicine

Andrew Seelaus, M.B.A., M.E.M.

Business Administration and Environmental Management F, N'17
Feasibility Study for a Campus Digester (2015-2016)
Senior Director of Business Development, PowerGen Renewable Energy

Heather Shapiro

Computer Science and Statistical Science T'15
Coursera and the Future of Free Massive Open Online Courses (2013-2014)
Coursera and the Future of Free Massive Open Online Courses (2014-2015)
Program Manager, Azure Machine Learning at Microsoft

Bailey Sincox

English T'15
Education and Rural Entrepreneurship in Appalachia (2014-2015)
PhD Student in English, Harvard University

Zachary Smothers

Biomedical Sciences M'16
Stemming the Opiate Epidemic through Education and Outreach (2016-2017)
Medical Student, Duke School of Medicine

Yuting Song, Ph.D.

Eun Young Song, M.A.

Bioethics & Science Policy T'16
Neuroplicity: Leveraging New Media and Digital Storytelling to Connect Society to Neuroscience (2015-2016)
Fellow at The Duke Center on Law and Technology, Duke University School of Law

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