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.

Prathibha Juturu.
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 »
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)
J.D. Candidate, American University Washington College of Law

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)
Associate, Goldman Sachs

Charlotte Lee

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

Gabrielle Levac

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

Chelsea Liu

Computer Science T'18
Global Alliance on Disability and Health Innovation (GANDHI) (2017-2018)
Ph.D. Candidate, Epidemiology, Harvard University

Dominic Lucero, M.S.

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

Sarina Madhavan

Program II T'18
Enabling Precision Health and Medicine (2017-2018)
M.D. Candidate, Harvard Medical School

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

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