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Meet BDP Alumni

Bridging Disciplines Programs alumni have built extraordinary professional and academic careers since earning their certificates. Click a BDP alum’s name to learn about his or her BDP experience and career path. If you are an alum, we’d love to hear what you’re doing! Share your story or make updates.

Christopher Robertson
Media, Culture & Identities
Sociology

I am a PhD student in the Department of Sociology at Northwestern University.

Location: Evanston, IL

“My experience in the BDPs continues to shape my research, where I draw from history, political science, and philosophy, among other fields.”

Cristina Flores
Human Rights & Social Justice
Sociology

Location: Washington, D.C.

“[An interdisciplinary education] provided me with the right skills and tools to succeed in various internships, especially those related to policy.”

Daniel Hung
Ethics & Leadership
Global Studies
Plan II, Government, History, Asian Studies

I am pursuing a law degree at The University of Texas at Austin School of Law.

Location: Austin, TX

“The Ethics & Leadership BDP taught me how to become an ethical leader, lessons that I will utilize for the rest of my life.”

Danielle Folsom
Ethics & Leadership
Communication Studies, Government

I am an assistant city attorney for the City of Houston. Location: Houston, TX

“Completing both a research and internship Connecting Experience helped me to choose between an academic postgraduate career path and a professional degree.”

David Drell
Digital Arts & Media
Radio-Television-Film

I am a lead character technical director at DreamWorks Animation.

Location: Los Angeles, CA

“One thing that the BDP offered that I wanted to round out my undergraduate experience was the Connecting Experience.”

Elena Lewis
Social Inequality, Health & Policy
Ethnic Studies (Mexican American)

I am the director of new students at an Arthur Murray Dance Center.

Location: Ashburn, VA

“Working one-on-one with professors in their respective fields was eye-opening. It not only pushed me to expand my educational horizons, but it ultimately gave me the chance to say that I am officially published.”

Emily Cadik
Social Inequality, Health & Policy
Plan II, Government

I am a senior policy analyst for Enterprise Community Partners.

Location: Washington, D.C.

“Participating in a BDP helped me select my elective courses from an otherwise overwhelming slate of options, and pursue something practical and focused.”