Drake J. Glesmann, B.A. 2012

Associate, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, P.C. – Seattle, Washington

2012 Major: Philosophy and German; minor in Psychology

How has being a Philosophy graduate from Duke helped shape you personally and/or professionally?

"As I explain in undergraduate interviews, I use my law school education for work, but I use my undergraduate education everyday. What Duke Philosophy has taught me is perhaps the single most formative experience in my life. It is the lens through which I experience the world."

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

"Embrace and selfishly consume every minute of the academic opportunities afforded by the superlative professors. They will spend their entire lives trying to preserve the knowledge they are cultivating now."

Drake J. Glesmann