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.

Ruby (Lillie) Reed

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

Giulia Riccò, Ph.D.

Romance Studies T'19
Sowers and Reapers: Gardening in an Era of Change (2018-2019)
Faculty Member in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor

Elena Roberts

Biomedical Sciences M'18
Pocket Colposcope: Analysis of Bringing Elements of Referral Services to Primary/Community Care (2018-2019)
Medical Student, University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville

Teresa Romano, Ph.D.

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

Matthew Ross.

Ecology T'17
Data+ (2017)
Data+ (2015)
Assistant Professor of Water Quality, Colorado State University

I started as a graduate student at Duke in the Fall of 2011, graduating in the summer of 2017 with a degree in Ecology advised by Drs. Martin Doyle and Emily Bernhardt. My... read more »
Alex Rudee.

Environmental Management N'18
Turning the Mid-Century Decarbonization Strategy into Concrete Policy for U.S. Forests and Agriculture (2017-2018)
Research Analyst, Natural Infrastructure, World Resources Institute

As a member of this Bass Connections team in 2017-18, I learned what it takes to develop, test and publish policy recommendations for federal action on climate change. The knowledge I gained in research, interviews and writing for a policy audience have been invaluable in my postgraduate career, as... read more »

Raghav Saboo, M.S.

Economics T'16
The University as a Laboratory for Smart Grid Data Analytics (2014-2015)
Machine Learning Manager Data Scientist, KPMG US

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

Jen Semler

Philosophy and Public Policy T'19
Project Vox (2018-2019)
Master's Student in Medieval Icelandic Studies, University of Iceland

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, M.B.S.

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

Emilia Soulios

International Comparative Studies T'19
Mindfulness in Human Development (2018-2019)
Master’s Student in Clinical Mental Health Sciences, University College London

Anna Speth

History T'15
Digital Archaeological and Historic Landscapes: Laboratory and Fieldwork (2015-2016)
Librarian for Emerging Technology and Digital Projects, Pepperdine University

Rob Steilberg

Computer Science T'18
mHealth for Better Routine Immunization Data in Honduras (2017-2018)
Software Development Engineer, Esri

Sachi Takahashi-Rial, M.P.P.

Public Policy S'15
Project Bright IDEA: Finding Talent and Giftedness in Children of Diverse Backgrounds (2014-2015)
Education Partnerships Director, YouthTruth Student Survey

Amee Tan

French Studies and Spanish Studies T'15
Toward Better ESL (English as a Second Language) Instruction (2014-2015)
Mathematics Teacher, KIPP Bay Area Schools

Madhulika Vulimiri, M.P.P.

Public Policy S'18
NC Medicaid Reform Advisory Team (2016-2017)
Senior Medicaid Strategist, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services

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