Dana Alpert, B.A. 2003

Consumer Insights Director, Nike, NY

B.A., Cultural Anthropology and Spanish, Women's Studies minor (2003)

How has being a Cultural Anthropology graduate from Duke helped shape you personally and/or professionally?

"Studying Cultural Anthropology at Duke furthered my interest in studying culture and people. It helped me see how much identity is shaped by the world around us. This understanding is foundational to my work today."

What advice would you give students in Duke's Cultural Anthropology programs? 

"Studying Cultural Anthropology means you're curious about the world around you - so while it might not always seem relevant /connected to post Duke careers, know that you are learning new ways of thinking /translating that will ultimately help you. Being able to explain culture and identity has never been as important as it is today. In a global economy, all companies need people who can translate culture and determine how to best engage with people from other cultures."

Dana Alpert