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.

Allison Donnelly

Environmental Sciences T'14
U.S. Climate Policy Options: Regulating Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Petroleum Refineries and Steel (2013-2014)
Clean Fuel Vehicles Sr. Program Manager, Pacific Gas and Electric Company

Chelsea Ducille

Women's Studies T'15
Chlorhexidine for Umbilical Cord Care (2014-2015)
Ph.D. Candidate, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health

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

Tatiana Ermakova

Economics T'19
Creative Industries and the Urban Environment (2017-2018)
Creative Industries and the Urban Environment (2018-2019)
Economics and Mathematics Subject Expert Teacher, BASIS Independent Schools

Yumeng Fang

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

Luke Farrell

Computer Science and Neuroscience T'19
Gerrymandering and the Extent of Democracy in America (2018-2019)
Associate Project Manager, Google

James Ferguson

Environmental Sciences T'15
Distributed Solar Generation for Duke University Employees (2014-2015)
Project Manager, SWCA Environmental Consultants

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

Adam Fischer

Environmental Sciences and Public Policy N, S'19
Governance and Adaptive Regulation of Transformational Technologies in Transportation (2017-2018)
Staff, House Committee on Energy and Commerce

Ryan Fitzgerald

Biology and Global Health T'19
How Do People Affect Zoonotic Disease Dynamics in Madagascar? (2018-2019)
Post Bachelor Fellow, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation

Jonathon Free, Ph.D.

History T'16
Regulatory Disaster Scene Investigation (2014-2015)
Story+ (2018)
Coal in America: Chronicling and Analyzing Its Economic and Social History (2018-2019)
Lecturing Fellow and Assistant Director for Research Development, Duke University Energy Initiative

Jemi Galani

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

Shuo Gao

Environmental Management N'16
Modeling Tools for Energy Systems Analysis (MOTESA) (2016-2017)
Senior Analyst, Environmental Defense Fund

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