Oyintarelado (Tarela) Moses, B.A. 2016

Data Analyst and Database Manager, Boston University Global Development Policy Center Global China Initiative – Boston, MA

2016 Major: Asian & Middle Eastern Studies and Political Science

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

"In my current job, I use Chinese Mandarin skills and analyze China's policies on a weekly basis. AMES classes at Duke taught me how to think critically about East Asia and how to understand global events from the perspective of different East Asian countries. These skills are highly valuable to the work I do every day."

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

"Challenge yourself by taking classes from different areas within AMES: economics, history, culture, literature, language etc. Don't just take classes from one perspective. Expose yourself to different careers where you could use your AMES skills early on in your academic career to learn about how you can practically apply your skills when you graduate."

Oyintarelado (Tarela) Moses