Helen Liu, B.A. 2017

Manager in healthcare consulting

2017 Major: International Comparative Studies

How has being an ICS graduate from Duke helped shape you personally and/or professionally?

"I grew up caring deeply about social impact, but knowing little about current events. ICS helped open my eyes to the world and encouraged me to define my civic role in it. I've taken this sense of curiosity and ownership with me everywhere I've lived. At Duke, I also minored in global health. This mix allowed me to develop a passion for social determinants and population health. I've been able to work in this after Duke, whether it's helping foundations fund SDoH programs or a mostly-Medicaid health plan figure out how to visualize population health outcomes."

What advice would you give students in Duke's International Comparative Studies programs? 

"Boldly pursue the dark challenges of our world, but don't forget to look at the stars."

Helen Liu