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.

John Gitau

Civil & Environmental Engineering P'15
Energy and the Environment: Design and Innovation (2014-2015)
Value Engineer, GE Renewable Energy

Gabriela Gomez

Neuroscience T'15
Music and Memory in the Aging Brain (2015-2016)
Medical Student, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Giselle Graham

Political Science T'18
Voices Together: Music Therapy and Autism in Elementary Schools (2015-2016)
Analytics Solution Specialist, IBM

Kelsey Graywill

Program II T'18
Interventions Improving Neurosurgery Patient Outcomes in Uganda (2017-2018)
Master’s Student in Psychology of Arts, Neuroaesthetics & Creativity, University of London, Goldsmiths

Alexander Gunn

Biomedical Sciences M'17
Stemming the Opiate Epidemic through Education and Outreach (2017-2018)
Medical Student, Duke School of Medicine

Emily Hadley.
I joined RTI as a Data Scientist in the summer of 2018 after finishing a Master of Science in Analytics at North Carolina State University. I use my data science skills on projects in a wide variety of areas, including education, health and criminal justice. I work with a variety of open-source and... read more »

Garrett Harmsen

Economics and Mechanical Engineering T'15
Energy and the Environment: Design and Innovation (2014-2015)
Design Engineer, Black Diamond Equipment

Kshipra Hemal

Lindsay Hirschhorn.

Mechanical Engineering P'17
Data+ (2016)
Operations Data Analyst, delivery.com

I was really nervous about finding a summer job after junior year because I knew it was the last chance I’d have to try something out before applying for full-time jobs the next year, and I had no idea what I wanted to do. I was in Pratt and loved the engineering classes, but didn’t love the... read more »

Victor Holten

Public Policy T'15
Energy and the Environment: Design and Innovation (2014-2015)
Cofounder, Sun2O Partners

Anna Johns Hrom. Ph.D.

History T'18
Reviewing Retrospective Regulatory Review (2015-2016)
Law Clerk, U.S. Courts

YunChu Huang

Economics T'16
Data+ (2015)
Analytics Consultant, Robotics Process Automation, Deloitte

Akshita Iyer

Neuroscience T'14
Perception, Language and Memory (2013-2014)
Founder & CEO, Inirv Labs

Prathibha Juturu.

Environmental Engineering P'18
Human Health Risks, Environmental and Ecosystem Damage Associated with Contamination of Used Motor Oil at Auto-mechanic Villages in Ghana (2016-2017)
MS Student in Environmental Health Engineering, Johns Hopkins University

Currently, I am a fellow in the Donald M. Payne International Development program, a USAID fellowship that provides funding for a two-year master’s program and entry into the USAID Foreign Service. I will join the foreign service as an environment officer after my master’s studies in environmental... read more »

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