Alumni Coordinator: Amy Kramer '18
"Hi everyone! It is an honor to continue to support the AGS community as an alumna in Washington DC. As our alumni community continues to grow, I look forward to working with Melanie and the rest of the AGS team to activate our alumni network and offer lots of exciting programming, networking events, and mentorship opportunities. Especially during this global pandemic, it is important that we continue to support each other. While at Duke, I was fortunate to be a member of the AGS Undergraduate Council for 4 years. I attended three staff rides, and even helped lead our 2017 trip to Vietnam. AGS introduced me to both foreign policy and some of my best friends. I can’t wait to engage again as an alumna!"
Amy Kramer is a 2018 Duke alumna who is currently working for the U.S. Department of Defense as part of the inaugural class of McCain Strategic Defense Fellows. Amy graduated from Duke in 2018 as a Robertson Scholar with highest honors in Public Policy and Political Science. Amy also recently completed a two-year term on the Duke Board of Trustees. Amy is passionate about the strategic national security benefits of gender equality. In 2017, she worked at U.S. Army Cadet Command at Fort Knox to help develop a new Army ROTC diversity strategy. After graduating, Amy worked in the Duke Office of Government Relations and then earned her Master’s degree from Tsinghua University in Beijing as a Schwarzman Scholar. In her free time, Amy plays bassoon in two local DC orchestras. During the pandemic, she watches a lot of West Wing.