April Harrison

Degree and Year: 
BA 2012
Professional Title: 
MPH Student
Employer: 
Columbia Mailman School of Public Health

Professional Background: 
Global health; nonprofit advocacy and development; medical anthropology

How has being an English graduate from Duke University helped shape your professional success?: 
My English degree from Duke has grounded my professional work in skills like close listening and clear writing. These may seem like self-evident requirements for doing a job well, but I was surprised to find how my abilities stood out compared to my peers at Columbia. I now plan to seek my PhD in medical anthropology, using these crucial tools of communication and historicity to strengthen the narrative for health as a human right.