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.

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 Manager, 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

Shanshan Wang, M.F.A.

Experimental & Documentary Arts T'14
Live Processing and Live Art: Performance and Technology (2013-2014)
Assistant Professor, Sacred Heart University, School of Communication and Media Arts

Rui Wang

Chemistry and Public Policy T'15
Modeling Tools for Energy Systems Analysis (MOTESA) (2013-2014)
Master’s Student, Technology and Policy Program, MIT

Hoël Wiesner, M.E.M.

Environmental Management N'17
Energy Data Analytics Lab (2016-2017)
Data+ (2016)
Installed Capacity Market Operations Analyst, New York Independent System Operator (NYISO)

Brittney Wittenbrink, M.S.

Global Health T'16
Integrative Global Health Research on Sickle Cell Disease (2015-2016)
Maternal Health Implementer for Saving Mothers, Giving Life, Peace Corps

Erika Zambello, M.E.M.

Environmental Management N'15
Exploring the Intersection of Energy and Peace-building through Film (2014-2015)
Communications Coordinator, Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance

Jennifer Zou

Biology and Computer Science T'15
Modeling and Simulation (2014-2015)
Graduate Student Researcher, UCLA Computer Science Department

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