Ryo Ragland, B.A. 2007

Programme Policy Adviser, UN World Food Programme

2007 Major: International Comparative Studies

How has being an ICS graduate from Duke helped shape your professional success?

"How to think critically, question oneself, and be able to negotiate sensitive and complex situations."

Advice Ryo would give ICS students:

"Take a minor or another major in a degree that offers you "harder" skills, like public policy, economics or even political science. If you can do some kind of more scientific programme, develop your skills in GIS, Statistics, IT, or any other field where there can be cross-linkages with what you do. These will help you immensely for more specific (and often higher paid) jobs."

Ryo Ragland '07