Jennifer Cangco, B.S. 1997

Consultant, Mansion House Consulting (current assignment Senior Business Manager, HSBC)– London England

1997 Major: Biological Anthropology & Anatomy (now Evolutionary Anthropology)

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

"My plan after graduating from Duke was to take a year off and then apply to medical school. While I did not pursue that career path in the end (I ended up in financial services), I think being an Evolutionary Anthropology graduate gave me a solid foundation in shaping how I apply critical reasoning, how I can analyse a huge amount of data and be able to see patterns and draw conclusions, how I structure my approach to solving situations, and also how to observe non-verbal clues."

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

"I thought I had my future figured out when I was at Duke so I missed taking advantage of opportunities to understand other career possibilities. My advice would be, even if you think you have it figured out, keep an open mind and learn what you can about other potential careers."

Jennifer Cangco