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.

Vinesh Kapil.

International Comparative Studies T'14
North Carolina Latino Health Project (2013-2014)
MBA Student, Fuqua School of Business, Duke University

I had a fantastic experience participating in the Bass Connections program. As an undergrad, it was my first chance to really step out of the Trinity bubble and have truly interdisciplinary working relationships. My project gave me a fantastic opportunity to observe the ways that different types of... read more »
Julia Kaufman.

Global Health and International Comparative Studies T'18
Global Mental Health Program (2017-2018)
Responding to the Educational and Psychological Needs of Children and Families in Durham's Transitional Housing (2015-2016)
Program Coordinator, Center for Global Development

I lead program development for a new Hope Initiative for mothers with HIV and their frontline health workers to promote hope and improve quality of care and health outcomes. I create and manage the research protocol, ethical clearances, data collection tools, work plans and research reports and... read more »

Sarah Kerman

Public Policy T'18
Reviewing Retrospective Regulatory Review (2015-2016)
Paralegal Specialist, Federal Trade Commission Bureau of Consumer Protection, Division of Financial Practices

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

Chelsea Liu

Computer Science T'18
Global Alliance on Disability and Health Innovation (GANDHI) (2017-2018)
MS Student in Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

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

Sarina Madhavan

Program II T'18
Enabling Precision Health and Medicine (2017-2018)
Researcher, Gersbach Laboratory, Duke University

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

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