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Did you know there are 26,000 AHSS alumni? Find out what your former classmates are up to. Contact us if you'd like to nominate yourself or a fellow Pioneer to be profiled in our alumni spotlight.


kassaHellen Kassa (BA '12, economics, international studies) decided to come to DU because it was the best school to pursue her interest in economic development. Today, she works for a startup tech company out of Stanford University, SVTP, doing business development in East Africa.

"My base is in Ethiopia, but I work regionally with the support of our China design team and West African sales team," she said. Kassa is also part of the World Economic Forum Global Shapers Addis Ababa hub, which is a group of young leaders selected to design and work on projects in their respective cities.

"Studying economics at DU helped me learn how to think about things, and really shaped my understanding of international development and how societies work as a whole," Kassa said. "I found that I loved the content and could actually apply it well with my experiences and what I wanted to do in the future."

Read more about Kassa's work in the DU Magazine...

Archived alumni stories (pdf format)

Hellen Kassa — August 2014
Economics Alumna Works in Startup Tech and Film Production
Matt Gohl — July 2014

Alum's Career Spans Sports Operations to Financial Analysis
Fatima Zahrae — June 2014

New Alum Crosses International and Intercultural Barriers
James Hurbut — May 2014
Gems, Jazz and the Atomic Bomb: Alum Tackles Microminerals and Music
Kelsey Guyette — April 2014

Alumna Runs with the Torch in Sochi
Linda Murphy Marshall — March 2014

Alumna Masters Languages and Successful Career
Stephen A. Katz — February 2014

Alum is Innovator in Sustainability Practices and Commerce
Dan Schaller — January 2014

Mentored by Governor Lamm, Public Policy Alum Leads the Way in Education
Heather McHugh - December 2013

From Creative Writing to Caregiving
Ellie Sue Schafer — November 2013
Alumna Shares Career Journey to the White House
Margret Korzus — October 2013

English Alum Honored with Flag from U.S. Capitol
Margot Lacey — September 2013
Psychology Alum's Career in Childcare Services Comes Full Circle

Our archives go back to May 2010. If you'd like to see a story that's not listed here, please contact us.