Career Series – Young Alumni

Wondering what comes after graduation? Join us to talk to young alums Victoria Prince PPS`18 and Lucy Wooldridge PPS`18 about their paths since leaving Duke. We will cover finding fulfilling jobs, moving to new cities, early adulting (e.g. finding apartments, insurance, 401Ks), decisions about graduate school, and how to lay the groundwork for finding your second job.

From Teach for America to non-profit policy work (Prince) and from maternal health policy to business school (Wooldridge), they will join us to share how they’ve progressed in their careers and lessons learned along the way.

Victoria Prince is a research associate for the The Aspen Insitute’s Economic Opportunities Program‘s Workforce Strategies Initiative. She is interested in public impact research related to increasing economic stability and mobility, particularly among youth and disadvantaged communities. In addition to work on education policy and charter school networks, her prior research experience includes studying how employee benefits, occupational licensing requirements, caregiving responsibilities, and community college programs may impact economic stability and mobility. After attaining a BA in public policy from Duke University in 2018, she taught eighth grade for two years as a Teach for America corps member. She is currently pursuing an MA in theology at the University of St. Thomas in her hometown of Houston, Texas.

Lucy Wooldridge is currently living in the Bay Area pursuing her MBA and Master’s of Public Health concurrently in a dual degree program at UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health and the Haas School of Business. Prior to graduate school, Wooldridge worked at American Institutes for Research as an analyst and project manager for health program improvement projects. She specialized in reproductive and maternal health projects, including efforts to expand abortion access, improve postpartum maternal home visiting programs, and understand policy impacts on racial disparities in maternal mortality rates. Her interest in maternal health started at Duke, where she majored in public policy, minored in gender sexuality and feminist studies, and was a work study student at the Center for Child and Family Policy.

This speaker series is for Duke students who want to learn more about careers in child and family policy. Meetings are designed to help students explore the wide range of job opportunities and careers available in the field of child and family policy while creating a network of students who share their professional interests.