Kathryn (Kate) Starns, B.A. 2001

Middle School English and History Instructor, Breck School, Golden Valley, MN

B.A., Cultural Anthropology, English minor (2001)

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

"It has helped me see the world from various perspectives, know how to ask better questions, seek as much information as possible, analyze the information I have, and draw conclusions from observations. It has also informed how I collaborate with colleagues and students to become a better teacher."

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

"Your cultural anthropology degree prepares you well for work in any field. The skills you have learned set you up for success in a wide variety of careers. Some may not believe that, and so you will need to convince them that your skills in observation, data gathering, analysis, and synthesis can be applied to the field you want to be in. Through your degree, you have learned a broad range of skills that will help you be an excellent team member and thoughtful executor of your career path."

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