Leah Bueso

Degree and Year: 
BA 2009
Professional Title: 
Graduate Researcher
Employer: 
UCLA

Professional Background: 
J.D. University of Michigan Law School; M.S. Ed. Hunter College (Adolescent Special Education); PhD UCLA (in progress); previously taught English (reading and writing) to 7th and 8th graders in Brooklyn; previously worked as a law clerk for a law firm and legal services nonprofit; currently conducting research about inclusive classrooms in urban schools

How has being an English graduate from Duke University helped shape your professional success?: 
Above all, my English degree helped me learn to critically analyze. Whether I'm writing a policy or legal brief, or designing a research study, I need to evaluate arguments, previous research, and sources. This skill is highly valued in graduate and professional roles, and it allows me to effectively distinguish between rhetoric versus substantive content.
Leah Bueso