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Alejandro Weber is now a partner and senior director with a consulting firm that focuses on strategy and institutional capacity. He is based in Santiago, Chile.

MIDP   2017   news added August 2017

Ignacio Asis was recently appointed as Vice President at the National Institute for Indigenous Affairs in Buenos Aires, a decentralized national agency that is in charge of the policies on indigenous communities in Argentina. 

MIDP   2017   news added March 2018

Tara Bansal PPS'17 now works at McKinsey & Co. in Washington D.C., focusing on social sector and public sector consulting

PPS   2017   news added March 2018

Carlhey Bolz is now a Project and Research Manager with WeConnect International.

MIDP   2017   news added February 2018

Joshua Cootware is currently volunteering with Spirit of America. SoA is a non-profit where US citizens can directly support the safety and success of deployed US troops and diplomats. Spirit of America provides flexible, private assistance in response to local needs identified by deployed American troops and diplomats. We provide humanitarian and economic assistance, as well as equipment needed by US partner forces, in support of US missions and the local people American troops and diplomats seek to help. Please follow the link to see how you can get involved:   or reach out to with any questions. 

MIDP   2017   news added November 2017

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

Joshua Cootware and his wife, Ashley, welcomed a son, Maximus "Max" Alfred Cootware in August. 

MIDP   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