Project Leader, M2
Highlights: Blake Duffy is an M2 at the University of Michigan Medical School. Prior to starting medical school, Blake worked at The Boeing Company as a systems engineering analyst in support of proprietary development programs. He began his professional career as a Tactical Air Control officer with the U.S. Air Force in 2012 before transitioning to civilian life in 2015.
Education: Blake earned his B.S. in Political Science from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 2010. Immediately following his commission as a Second Lieutenant, Blake was assigned to the Air Force Institute of Technology where he earned his M.P.P. in Security and Economic Policy from the University of Maryland in 2012. He is currently a second-year medical student at the University of Michigan Medical School.
Coordinated the near-term schedule for an operational system and supported re-planning for contingency and emergency operations. Directly interfaced with customers and contract-team management during multiple phases of system operation to ensure customer satisfaction.
Served as the operational lead for three major squadron programs. Analyzed and evaluated the Operations Training Management, Unit Training Management, and Mission Qualification Training programs.
Produced country briefings for senior policymakers. Drafted policy memos on economic and sociopolitical developments in Iraq. Analyzed emerging market financial indicators via the Bloomberg Terminal and distributed daily status reports on Middle Eastern markets.
Selected as the project lead for preparing a senior Treasury leader to participate in a think-tank discussion on the optimal usage of Iraq's oil revenues. Analyzed Iraq's budget trends and spending priorities in light of a resurgent oil industry to provide policy recommendations for economists.