Public service, international trade, and civic engagement have been the hallmarks of a successful career for attorney Jennifer Hillman ’79, A.M.’79, P’18. She was among the first Duke Young Trustees under President Terry Sanford and later served as his legislative director on Capitol Hill. An expert on international trade law, Hillman has served on the United States International Trade Commission and the World Trade Organization’s Appellate Body.

Her husband, Mitchell Berger P’18, was involved with his alma mater’s civic engagement program. His experience prompted Hillman to seek something similar at Duke, and that led her to DukeEngage. She found its component of international service exciting, and gave a $250,000 unrestricted endowment to support DukeEngage programming.