Melissa Bromley, B.A. 2008

Global Communications Manager, VisionSpring

2008 Major: Cultural Anthropology, certificate in Film & Video

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

"Cultural Anthropology helped me hone my critical thinking skill, build cultural awareness and competency. It's helped me build a career where I have been privileged to work effectively with people from all over the world. And most importantly, it's helped me shape a livelihood that I can feel is bettering the earth in a complex time."

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

"Be true to yourself. Identify people around and in history who you admire and what you admire about them. Then strive to be like them."

Melissa Bromley