Christopher Gilbert, B.A. 2000

Professor, Hunter College, CUNY – New York, NY

2000 Major: Biological Anthropology & Anatomy (now Evolutionary Anthropology); certificate in Primatology

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

"Majoring in Evolutionary Anthropology (BAA at the time) set me on the course to attend graduate school and become a professor/researcher in primate evolution. I loved all of my classes, and with encouragement from the faculty, I realized for the first time that I could do Evolutionary Anthropology as a profession. I probably would not be a professor had I not majored in Evolutionary Anthropology as Duke!"

What advice would you give students in Duke's Evolutionary Anthropology programs? 

"The best advice I can give to those interested in Evolutionary Anthropology is to take advantage of the amazing resources and opportunities that Duke and the Evolutionary Anthropology offer. Be sure to talk with professors about how you can volunteer for fieldwork or work on research in the lab. Make sure to look into study abroad opportunities etc. There are many exciting ways to get involved in Evolutionary Anthropology, so take advantage of the opportunities while you have them!"