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“I got into public health because I wanted to, in a sense, ‘save the world,’” says Kia Bolden, who earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Health Sciences from IU South Bend in May 2020. Right after graduation, Kia was hired by the Indiana Department of Health as a contract tracer over the summer, giving her the opportunity to work with Hoosiers affected by COVID-19 on a personal level. In…

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“Ultimately, entrepreneurship is a calling,” explains Caitlin Smith, Indiana University South Bend alumna. Even before earning her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science, Caitlin knew her career plans would involve two things: working for herself and impacting positive social change. As Founder and Managing Director of Blackbird Philanthropy Advisors, she is doing just that - creating the life she has always wanted for herself and fulfilling her purpose to…

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