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Jennie Davis recently participated in the MIT Beyond Food Bootcamp, a week-long intensive entrepreneurship course focused on solving the world's problem on food, nutrition, and health. The experimental sessions took place in Hsinchu, Taiwan with 45 other students from all over the world. Each day, the group worked on the building blocks of starting a business from finding a problem, business models, social entrepreneurship, and finding a solution. Her team created a prototype called MySeedStory, a learning tool for children to grow their food and to capture their moments. They are still in the planning phase and reaching out to potential investors on how to get it to market and for funding. 

MIDP   2017   news added October 2017

As part of his masters project, Tyler Gamble ran an experiment based on behavioral economics to get more people to pay their taxes on time in Guilford County, N.C., with help from Ryan Smith MPP'14. Watch a video about the project here.

MPP   2017   news added August 2017

Idrissa Kanu returned to his pre-Duke job as director of Revenue and Tax Policy in the Ministry of Finance in Sierra Leone and received a pay raise of more than 30 percent.

MIDP   2017   news added September 2017


Ipchita Bharali is now an Associate in Research at the Duke Global Health Institute in Durham, North Carolina.

MIDP   2016   news added September 2016

Ipchita Bharali is starting as the new Policy Analyst for the Center for Policy Impact in Global Health. 

MIDP   2016   news added June 2017

Patricio Borgono is now working with Matrix Consulting, a firm that works with both the public and private sectors in Chile. In addition, he and his wife welcomed a son, Pedro, born in August.

MIDP   2016   news added October 2016

Last Spring, Mikaela (Kayla) Falk completed a rotational program at IBM Watson Health and landed in a product management role, with a focus in value-based care and population health. Her role as product manager on the Population Health team includes managing product research, design, development and go-to-market strategy for IBM Watson's new population health software for hospital systems.

PPS   2016   news added September 2017

Jennifer Ganapathy was recently profiled by Duke Innovation & Entrepreneurship for her work starting Global Concerns Leadership, a nonprofit works with women in India to help them overcome challenges and become leaders in their communities. She is currently the organization's director of international development programming. 

MPP   2016   news added February 2017

Jennifer Kunz and her husband Shreshth Mawandia welcomed a baby boy into the world on March 11, 2017. Congratulations!

MIDP   2016   news added April 2017

2016, 2014

New York Magazine wrote about a study conducted by John Holbein MPP’14, PhD’16 in which he found that children in the Fast Track program who developed better social skills were more likely to be voters when they grew up.

MPP, PhD   2016, 2014   news added September 2017