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  • KLab Korner Office- Claire Sands-Baker SC ’93 — Tackling Food Insecurity in Sub-Saharan Africa…
    KLab Korner Office- Claire Sands-Baker SC ’93 — Tackling Food Insecurity in Sub-Saharan Africa Using Biocontrol Kravis Lab for Social Impact’s “Korner Office” is a spinoff of David Gelles’ “Corner Office” column in the New York Times’s Sunday Business section. The Korner Office includes snippets of conversations with changemakers and social entrepreneurs. This interview was conducted by Michaiah Young ’18 and column was written by Kravis Lab for Social Impact’s Media & Marketing Team Lead, Abby Parrish ‘23. Currently, African smallholder farmers lose a large portion of their crop yields to Striga, which are among the world’s worst parasitic weeds. Instead of using toxic chemical herbicides, the Toothpick Project has developed and distributed nontoxic bio [...]
  • KLab Korner Office — Celebrating Women and Water for Women’s History Month and World Water Day
    KLab Korner Office — Celebrating Women and Water for Women’s History Month and World Water Day In celebration of Women’s History Month, International Women’s Day (Mar 8) and World Water Day (Mar 22), Kravis Lab for Social Impact is highlighting the work of Kravis Lab Director, Gemma Bulos. Prior to coming to CMC, Gemma founded three award-winning social impact ventures on three continents. This blog post features Gemma Bulos’ work with Global Women’s Water Initiative (GWWI), an organization training women in Sub-Saharan Africa to bring sustainable water and sanitation solutions to their villages. It explores not only the vital importance of water for health and opportunity, but water’s role as a catalyst for gender parity in developing nations. Why women and water? Wome [...]
  • KLab Korner Office — The Value of Africana Studies — Nikaya Manley CMC ‘19
    KLab Korner Office — The Value of Africana Studies — Nikaya Manley CMC ‘19 For Black History Month, the Korner Office is featuring Black changemakers and entrepreneurs who have turned small investments into big businesses. This week’s Korner Office column highlights the Intercollegiate Department of Africana Studies and features Nikaya Manley ’19, who dual majored in Africana Studies and Government. Africana Studies, which is available through Pitzer College, Pomona College, and Scripps College, “offers a multidisciplinary curriculum that examines the experiences of African, African American, and Caribbean people from the liberal arts perspective.” Did you know that you wanted to major in Africana Studies when you got to college? If not, what made you want to major i [...]
  • KLab Korner Office — Tony Weaver — Founder/CEO, Weird Enough Stories
    KLab Korner Office — Tony Weaver — Founder/CEO, Weird Enough Stories Combatting Media Misrepresentation One Comic at a Time Kravis Lab for Social Impact’s “Korner Office” is a spinoff of David Gelles’ “Corner Office” column in the New York Times’s Sunday Business section. The Korner Office includes snippets of conversations with changemakers and social entrepreneurs. This column was written by Kravis Lab for Social Impact’s Media & Marketing Team Lead, Abby Parrish ‘23. For Black History Month, the Korner Office is featuring Black changemakers and entrepreneurs who have turned small investments into big businesses. While volunteering at a local elementary school, Tony Weaver mentored a young Black boy named Nazir. When Halloween was just around the cor [...]
  • KLab Korner Office — Liam Brennan-Burke, ’21 — Co-Founder, Paysail
    KLab Korner Office — Liam Brennan-Burke, ’21 — Co-Founder, Paysail Kravis Lab for Social Impact’s “Korner Office” is a spinoff of David Gelles’ “Corner Office” column in the New York Times’s Sunday Business section. The Korner Office includes snippets of conversations with changemakers and social entrepreneurs. This column was written by Kravis Lab for Social Impact’s Media & Marketing Team Lead, Abby Parrish ‘23. Starting his very own lawn mowing business in middle school, Liam Brennan-Burke, a senior Economics and International Relations dual major, has always been interested in entrepreneurship. Throughout his time at CMC, Brennan-Burke has turned to and capitalized on Kravis Lab for Social Impact’s program offerings to stimulate this passion. Bren [...]

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