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Alumni Updates

December 2016

MIDP 2014

Verónica Toledo had her Duke Engage project selected for 2017 and will be bringing students to the Chilean Patagonia, Huilo Huilo Biological Reserve for 8 weeks to work on social and environmental projects. She currently holds the role of Conservation Director at the reserve and is excited to share her knowledge and experience with the students.

MIDP 2010

Vera Lalchevska received her Ph.D. in Development Studies at the Graduate Institute of International Development Studies in Geneva, Switzerland and plans to stay in Geneva in order to influence international policy on human rights and political affairs.

MIDP 2006

Santosh Thiruthimana began a new job as Director, DFS with the Aga Khan Agency for Microfinance in Washington, DC.

MIDP 2004

Cynthia Viveros-Cano is now the Humanitarian Affairs Officer for the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in Syria.

MIDP 2002

Luis-Felipe Quintero is now working for the Colombian Embassy in Seoul, South Korea as the head of trade for the East Asia region.

November 2016

MIDP 2015

Hanwen Zhang is pursuing his PhD at the National University of Singapore.

MIDP 2013

Niaz Shinwari has been awarded the Distinguished Foreign Service National Award for 2016. The award recognizes outstanding efforts to build resilient, democratic societies and reduce extreme poverty in countries where USAID maintains diplomatic posts.Shinwari currently serves as USAID’s mission donor coordinator for the World Bank’s Administered Afghanistan Reconstruction Fund (ARTF), which aims to improve the lives of Afghans by investing in health, education, infrastructure and better governance.

MIDP 2012

Vann Rolfson will be working at USAID's office in Tegucigalpa, Honduras were he will be living with his family for the next four years.

MIDP 2009

Analía Viola is currently working at the think tank organization, Fedea, in Spain. This year she was enrolled into a Doctoral Program in Economics at Spanish University, UNED. Her research fields are applied health economics, long-term care, and education. Analía is currently working on a paper which discusses the effects of copayment on the propensity to consume pharmaceuticals upon retirement in Spain.

October 2016

MIDP 2016

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.