Alum Zooms

Please join Duke Postdoctoral Services and the Graduate School for a series of short, focused career conversations with former Duke postdocs and PhD students. We will ask each alum 5 questions:
  1. Could you tell us about your background?
  2. How did you get your job at your organization?
  3. What’s a typical day like at your organization (pre- and post-COVID)?
  4. What can postdocs and students who would like to work in this field (or explore it further) do to prepare?
  5. What is the employment outlook for this field, given the COVID crisis? (please note that the answer to this question may be “We don’t know yet.”)

Weds May 13, 11-11:30 am 

WHAT: Alum Zoom with Donna Crabtree, PhD
REGISTER: https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6VBRFene9DcA7QN A Zoom link will be sent to registrants before the session.

On May 13, our guest is Donna Crabtree, PhD, former Duke postdoc in Pediatrics-Hematology/Oncology.  Donna is now Research Program Leader for the Duke Office of Clinical Research (DOCR).


Tues May 26, 1-1:30 pm 

WHAT: Alum Zoom with Sarah Diringer, PhD
REGISTERhttps://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3q67XLzbTaSrSmN A Zoom link will be sent to registrants before the session.

On May 26, our guest is Sarah Diringer, PhD alumna of the Civil & Environmental Engineering program. Sarah is currently Senior Researcher with the Pacific Institute, a research nonprofit in the Bay Area.


Thurs June 4, 11-11:30 am 

WHAT: Alum Zoom with Jen Shen, PhD
REGISTER: https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_7X7bsf1oPLtqf7n A Zoom link will be sent to registrants before the session.

On June 4, our guest is Jen Shen, PhD ’16 (Public Policy), Quantitative UX Researcher at Google.


Tues June 16, 11-11:30 am 

WHAT: Alum Zoom with Dana Hancock, PhD
REGISTER: https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5AUgP4Zk7JN9O4Z A Zoom link will be sent to registrants before the session.

On June 16, our guest is Dana Hancock, PhD ’08 (Genetics), Sr. Genetic Epidemiologist and Director of the Center for Omics Discovery and Epidemiology at RTI International.


Tues June 23, 11-11:30 am 

WHAT: Alum Zoom with Jonathan Williams, PhD
REGISTER: https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4OQqGgeuBMbEznn A Zoom link will be sent to registrants before the session.

On June 23, our guest is Jonathan (Jonny) Williams, former Duke postdoc and currently Technical Director, R&D, at LabCorp, where his team is heading up the Serology Antibody validation and product launch response to COVID19.


Tues June 30, 1-1:30 pm 

WHAT: Alum Zoom with Steffen Kaupp, PhD
REGISTER: https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bEDN4Evk4ELmhCJ

On June 30, our guest is Steffen Kaupp, PhD ’16 (German Studies), Director of Language Programs and Deputy Director at Goethe-Institut Boston.


Tues July 7, 11-11:30 am 

WHAT: Alum Zoom with Jeff Blackinton, PhD
REGISTER: https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4PjjVkwwyYcw0tv A Zoom link will be sent to registrants before the session.

On July 7, our guest is Jeff Blackinton, PhD, former Duke postdoc and currently Senior Scientist at Celldom.


Thurs July 16, 11-11:30 am 

WHAT: Alum Zoom with Ana Sanchez, PhD
REGISTER: https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_czHxVI4PuZeKWSp A Zoom link will be sent to registrants before the session.

On July 16, our guest is Ana Sanchez, PhD (Duke Immunology), Senior Director, R&D Program Management at Locus Biosciences.


Tues July 21, 11-11:30 am 

WHAT: Alum Zoom with Stephanie Stefanski, PhD
REGISTER: https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_blL16HOKitych8x  A Zoom link will be sent to registrants before the session.

On July 21, our guest is Stephanie Stefanski, PhD ’19 (Environmental Policy), Associate with McKinsey & Company.


Thurs July 30, 11-11:30 am 

WHAT: Alum Zoom with Lindsay Marjoram, PhD
REGISTER: https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6Dz7pxnoVh9r2gB A Zoom link will be sent to registrants before the session.

On July 30, our guest is Lindsay Marjoram, PhD, former Duke postdoc and currently Assistant Study Director at Powered Research, LLC.


Thurs Aug 6, 1-1:30 pm 

WHAT: Alum Zoom with Elliott Hazen, PhD
REGISTER: https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9KUjfYta9czUxKdA Zoom link will be sent to registrants before the session.

On August 6, our guest is Elliott Hazen, PhD ’08 (Marine Ecology), Research Ecologist at NOAA, the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration.