Our Undergraduate Alumni

Katerina Yiannibas

Lecturer-in-law/Associate Professor at Columbia Law School, NY, NY/Universidad de Deusto, San Sebastian, Spain

"Your choice of major reveals a curiosity about the world, don't be afraid to dream just as big."

Virginia Rieck Warren

Florida Epidemic Intelligence Fellow, State of Florida

"I have found that offering a cultural-anthropological perspective in the workplace has made people think of me as someone with a unique perspective."

Litigation Associate, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP — New York, NY

"CA helped develop my critical thinking skills and gave me a greater perspective on behaviors and norms."

Tsu-Yin Chang

Founder / Psychotherapist, Founder of the Mindful Living Center — Boston, Mass.

"The Cultural Anthropology department was pivotal in helping me understand people and behavior through a cultural lens, which is so important in providing psychotherapy to diverse communities."

Jennifer Brynne Sekerak, 2013

Viva+Impulse in El Paso, Texas

"The ability to understand individuals and groups is helpful in all careers."

Deena Cowans, 2011

Camp Ramah in the Rockies

"I have been able to work in different communities around the world and enter new communities with relative ease."

Sarah Baker, 2013

Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia

"My major in Cultural Anthropology equipped me with the tools to collaborate effectively with colleagues from backgrounds and cultures different from my own."

Consultant, The Boston Group — Los Angeles, California

"This major has profoundly helped me understand how people and society work, and that has been invaluable."

Abigail Ness, 2015

MD/MPH student, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine in Miami, Florida

"Studying Cultural Anthropology at Duke has given me the knowledge base and the tools for better understanding and interacting with people ..."

Jonathan Wells

Site Medical Director, Family Physician at Neighborcare Health — Seattle, Washington

"I feel Cultural Anthropology helped ground me in looking at people within their larger contexts (how the group speaks to individuals and how individuals speak to/within groups)."

Orane Douglas, 2014

Grant Thornton in Atlanta, Georgia

"I have been able to connect with individuals from various backgrounds and disciplines as a direct result of information learned during my time at Duke as well as because of the way I have learned to engage with people."

Milkie Vu, 2013

Ph.D. student, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University

"(Duke Cultural Anthropology) enriches your perspectives of the world by engaging you systematically with approaches to make sense of and understand social realities and lived experiences."