Mea Warren

2013 Major: African & African American Studies and History; Certificate: Information Science and Information Studies

Current Employer: University of Houston Libraries in Houston, Texas

How has being an African & African American Studies graduate from Duke helped shape your professional success?

"Being a graduate of the AAAS program has shaped my professional success by being able to examine things from a variety of different lenses. The AAAS department built my critical thinking skills and a lot of people ask questions about the topics you learn through those classes. Lastly, the AAAS department at Duke is well regarded, and will be recognized if you take work in academia."

What advice would you give students in African & African American Studies?

"I would say that do not think your program is in vain or any less than. Your degree is useful wherever you take it, and you are not limited to continuing into a grad or PhD program focused on it. You can really do anything."