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. Connect with us on LinkedIn.

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.

Kate Preston

Public Policy T'15
Regulatory Disaster Scene Investigation (2014-2015)
MBA Candidate, Northwestern University

Malena Price

Asian & Middle Eastern Studies and International Comparative Studies T'15
Displacement, Resettlement and Global Mental Health (2013-2014)
Ph.D. Candidate, University of Miami

Rifat Rahman

Max Ramseyer

Program II T'15
School Dropout, Disconnected Youth and the Middle Years (2013-2014)
Teaching Assistant, Coursera

Xiao Recio-Blanco.

Law L'15
Exploring the Intersection of Energy and Peace-building through Film (2013-2014)
Director of Ocean Program, Environmental Law Institute

This was a fun and challenging project. Professor Erika Weinthal did a terrific job managing the project. We had the chance to meet with highly specialized practitioners that have been doing fascinating work on environmental peace-building. The project team was multidisciplinary, with students from... read more »

Ruby (Lillie) Reed

Psychology T'14
North Carolina Latino Health Project (2013-2014)
Medical Student, Stanford School of Medicine

Giulia Riccò, Ph.D.

Romance Studies T'19
Sowers and Reapers: Gardening in an Era of Change (2018-2019)
Faculty Member in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor

Elena Roberts

Biomedical Sciences M'18
Pocket Colposcope: Analysis of Bringing Elements of Referral Services to Primary/Community Care (2018-2019)
Medical Student, University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville

Teresa Romano, Ph.D.

Economics T'14
Education, Poverty and Economic Inequality in Rural Appalachia (2013-2014)
Assistant Professor, Oxford College of Emory University

Matthew Ross.

Ecology T'17
Data+ (2017)
Data+ (2015)
Assistant Professor of Water Quality, Colorado State University

I started as a graduate student at Duke in the Fall of 2011, graduating in the summer of 2017 with a degree in Ecology advised by Drs. Martin Doyle and Emily Bernhardt. My... read more »
Alex Rudee.

Environmental Management N'18
Turning the Mid-Century Decarbonization Strategy into Concrete Policy for U.S. Forests and Agriculture (2017-2018)
Research Analyst, Natural Infrastructure, World Resources Institute

As a member of this Bass Connections team in 2017-18, I learned what it takes to develop, test and publish policy recommendations for federal action on climate change. The knowledge I gained in research, interviews and writing for a policy audience have been invaluable in my postgraduate career, as... read more »

Raghav Saboo, M.S.

Economics T'16
The University as a Laboratory for Smart Grid Data Analytics (2014-2015)
Machine Learning Manager Data Scientist, KPMG US