Nina Kuo, B.A. 2012

Business Transformation Manager, LinkedIn – Washington D.C.

2012 Major: Asian & Middle Eastern Studies and International Comparative Studies

How has being an Asian & Middle Eastern Studies graduate from Duke helped shape you personally and/or professionally?

"AMES allowed me to delve into my cultural roots and offered once in a lifetime opportunities, like representing the USA at the Shanghai World Expo in 2010. I am also so grateful for the way my AMES professors (like Dr. Eileen Chow!) instilled an always-curious mindset to learn and connect deeply."

What advice would you give students in Duke's Asian & Middle Eastern Studies programs? 

"Don't be afraid to explore different paths, and stay open to opportunities! There are a lot of options out there, and it's all about how you market yourself. I started off as a project manager in financial services before pivoting to consulting, and now, I'm leading change management in tech."