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.

Melissa Manus, M.S.

Global Health T'16
Shining Evolutionary Light on Global Health Challenges (2014-2015)
Graduate Student, Northwestern University

Amy Manz

Environmental Management N'19
Ocean Evidence Gap Map (2018-2019)
Environment, Regulatory and Technical Affairs Manager, American Chemistry Council

Caroline Meade

Biology T'15
Information, Child Mental Health and Society (2013-2014)
Strategy, Business Development & Project Management Office Senior Business Analyst, Piedmont Healthcare

Aaron Newman

Computer Science and Electrical & Computer Engineering T'17
Energy Data Analytics Lab (2015-2016)
Software Engineer, AutoGrid Systems

Eunji Oh, M.E.M.

Environmental Management N'17
Energy Efficiency in Industry: High-tech Glass Manufacturing at Corning Inc. (2016-2017)
Research Analyst, Wood Mackenzie

Alex Oprea.

Political Science T'17
Citizenship Lab: Civic Participation of Refugee Youth in Durham (2015-2016)
Lecturer, School of Politics and International Relations, Australia National University

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Max Orenstein

Civil & Environmental Engineering P'15
Energy and the Environment: Design and Innovation (2014-2015)
Associate Product Developer, Design Within Reach

Ajile Owens

Emily Pechar Diamond

Environmental Sciences & Policy N'19
Regulatory Disaster Scene Investigation (2014-2015)
Assistant Professor at URI Harrington School

Danielle Pipher Clement, Ph.D.

Nursing N'15
Maternal Nutrition and the Developing Brain (2014-2015)
Infectious Disease/HIV Nurse Practitioner, UNC Health Care

Sophie Polson

Computer Science T'18
NC Jukebox (2016-2017)
Software Engineer, Jet.com

Roshni Prakash

Evolutionary Anthropology T'16
Voices Together: Music Therapy and Autism in Elementary Schools (2015-2016)
Medical Student, University of Florida

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