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.

Thomas Klug

Environmental Sciences and Public Policy T'18
Cookstoves and Air Pollution in Madagascar: Finding Winning Solutions for Human Health and Biodiversity (2016-2017)
Program Coordinator, Sustainable Energy Transitions Initiative (SETI), Duke University

Edlyn Koo

Economics and Psychology T'14
Education and the Changing Brain (2013-2014)
Analyst, Goldman Sachs

Charlotte Lee

Public Policy T'15
Environmental Epidemiology Research Training in the Peruvian Amazon (2013-2014)
Medical Student at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Gabrielle Levac

Statistical Science T'14
Coursera and the Future of Free Massive Open Online Courses (2013-2014)
COO, Cofounder, BioMetrix Tech

Dominic Lucero, M.S.

Global Health T'15
Juntos: A Digital Health Intervention (2013-2014)
Malaria Surveillance and Analytics Research Associate, Clinton Health Access Initiative

Kerry Mallinson

Biology and Global Health T'19
Building Capacity for Surveillance and Diagnosis of Respiratory Viruses in Sarawak, Malaysia (2017-2018)
Clinical Research Coordinator, Mount Sinai

Melissa Manus, M.S.

Global Health T'16
Shining Evolutionary Light on Global Health Challenges (2014-2015)
Graduate Student, Northwestern University

Caroline Meade

Biology T'15
Information, Child Mental Health and Society (2013-2014)
Strategy, Business Development & Project Management Office Senior Business Analyst, Piedmont Healthcare

Aaron Newman

Computer Science and Electrical & Computer Engineering T'17
Energy Data Analytics Lab (2015-2016)
Software Engineer, AutoGrid Systems

Eunji Oh, M.E.M.

Environmental Management N'17
Energy Efficiency in Industry: High-tech Glass Manufacturing at Corning Inc. (2016-2017)
Research Associate, Wood Mackenzie

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

Ajile Owens

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)
Manager of Strategic Programs, Dispatch

Malena Price

Asian & Middle Eastern Studies and International Comparative Studies T'15
Displacement, Resettlement and Global Mental Health (2013-2014)
Research Assistant II Intern, RTI International

Rifat Rahman

Max Ramseyer

Program II T'15
School Dropout, Disconnected Youth and the Middle Years (2013-2014)
Teaching Assistant, Coursera

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 »

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