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.

Amee Tan

French Studies and Spanish Studies T'15
Toward Better ESL (English as a Second Language) Instruction (2014-2015)
Mathematics Teacher, KIPP Bay Area Schools

Madhulika Vulimiri, M.P.P.

Public Policy S'18
NC Medicaid Reform Advisory Team (2016-2017)
Senior Strategy Advisor to the Chief Deputy Secretary, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services

Shanshan Wang, M.F.A.

Experimental & Documentary Arts T'14
Live Processing and Live Art: Performance and Technology (2013-2014)
Assistant Professor, Sacred Heart University, School of Communication and Media Arts

Rui Wang

Chemistry and Public Policy T'15
Modeling Tools for Energy Systems Analysis (MOTESA) (2013-2014)
Master’s Student, Technology and Policy Program, MIT

Natalie Yu Chin Wen

Program II T'19
Global Alliance on Disability and Health Innovation (GANDHI) (2017-2018)
MS Student in Community Health and Prevention Research, Stanford University

Hoël Wiesner, M.E.M.

Environmental Management N'17
Energy Data Analytics Lab (2016-2017)
Data+ (2016)
Solutions Engineer, Vicinity Energy

Khalid Williams

Neuroscience T'18
Neuroplicity: Leveraging New Media and Digital Storytelling to Connect Society to Neuroscience (2016-2017)
Assistant Instructor, Turing School of Software & Design

Brittney Wittenbrink, M.S.

Global Health T'16
Integrative Global Health Research on Sickle Cell Disease (2015-2016)
Performance and Transition Coordinator, USAID

Lauren Wyatt

Environmental Sciences N'17
Environmental Epidemiology Research Training in the Peruvian Amazon (2013-2014)
Environmental Health Scientist, US Environmental Protection Agency

Jackie Xu

Public Policy T'19
Global Alliance on Disability and Health Innovation (GANDHI) (2017-2018)
Business Analyst, McKinsey & Company

Brandon Yan

Public Policy T'18
NC Medicaid Reform Advisory Team (2016-2017)
Medical Student, University of California at San Francisco

Erika Zambello.

Environmental Management N'15
Exploring the Intersection of Energy and Peace-building through Film (2014-2015)
Communications Director, Audubon Florida

After I graduated from Duke, I worked in the coastal management program for a county in Florida and then as the Communications and Marketing Coordinator for the Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance. Throughout this period, I have also been working extensively in the freelance space, from communications... read more »

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