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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.

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.”

Patrick Meaney

I am an email operations specialist for SolarWinds, Inc.

Location: Austin, TX

“I interned with green and social entrepreneurs, which has led me to continue to develop business and technology skills with an end goal of building creative social-environmental non-profit and for-profit ventures.”

Tony Gaston
Ethics & Leadership

I am pursuing an MBA with an emphasis in information systems at the University of Toledo. Location: Toledo, OH

“I appreciated the scholarship funding I received to conduct research around the country…”

Kimberly Horndeski
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.”

Amanda Lundy
Global Studies
Asian Studies, Music (Voice Performance)

I am a global advocacy adviser at Plan International.

Location: London, England

“The program provided a degree of specificity and understanding of the ‘real world’ of international relations that was missing from many of my undergraduate courses.”

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.”

Sarah Imboden Clawson
Digital Arts & Media
Computer Science

I am a graphic engineer for Apple Inc.

Location: Cupertino, CA

“Anytime anyone read my resume, they always wanted me to expand on my Bridging Disciplines Programs experience.”