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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.

Lily Morse
Ethics & Leadership
Psychology

I am pursuing a doctoral degree in organizational behavior and theory at Carnegie Mellon University.

Location: Pittsburgh, PA

“The BDPs introduced me to my love for research….I would probably not be in a Ph.D. program now had I not been in the BDPs.”

Christopher Robertson
Cultural Studies
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.”

Kimberly Horndeski
Environment
Geography, Government

I am currently pursuing a masters of science degree in environmental resource management at The Ohio State University.

Location: Columbus, OH

“I learned from the Bridging Disciplines Programs that the link between two completely separate areas of study is just as important as the areas of study themselves.”

Tabitha Wills
Children & Society
Speech-Language Pathology

I am pursuing a master of science degree in communication sciences and disorders at The University of Texas at Dallas.

Location: Dallas, TX

“In comparing myself to peers in my graduate program, the Bridging Disciplines Programs have given me an advantage in understanding my clients’ diagnoses and more importantly, in understanding and implementing appropriate therapy strategies.”

Lauren West
Social Entrepreneurship & Non-profits
International Relations and Global Studies

I am a communications coordinator and accounts management director for CampHire Project, as well as a program manager and volunteer coordinator for Partnership for Advancement and Immersion of Refugees.

Location: Houston, TX

“The internships I completed as part of my BDP requirements were the most rewarding experiences I had throughout college.”

Alexa Sendukas
Global Studies
Government, Plan II

I am enrolled in a dual degree program at Georgetown University, pursuing a master of science degree in international relations and security, and a juris doctor degree in international law.

Location: Washington, D.C.

“I value the Connecting Experiences that I completed through Global Studies BDP, which allowed me to gain hands-on experience in my areas of interest.”

Suparna Bandyopadhyay
Social Inequality, Health & Policy
Biology

I am pursuing a master’s of public health degree in health law, bioethics, and human rights at Boston University.

Location: Boston, MA

“My BDP experience allowed me to understand how other factors (economic, social, etc.) can impact the health of an individual and a community.”