SPOTLIGHT Alum: Garrett Byrd

Garrett Byrd ’20 had never been west of Terre Haute. After a trip to Earlham’s Center for Career and Community, however, he was making plans for an internship in Shanghai, China.

Oh, and he had never been on a plane …

By Corey Kundert
Corey Kundert Senior Career Coach
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SPOTLIGHT Rising Star: Ben Kadlec

Nestled across the northern Illinois landscape, the Lake Forest Open Land Association (LFOLA) maintains nearly 900 acres of woodlands and wetlands across six nature preserves, providing an educational and recreational area for the greater Chicago community to enjoy. Home to …

By Corey Kundert
Corey Kundert Senior Career Coach
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SPOTLIGHT Rising Star: Marisol Cora-Cruz, Can-Do-All Attitude

Mary is a rising senior majoring in neuroscience and a minor in public health with big aspirations to fix health disparities in the Latino community. Her Earlham education and involvement outside of the classroom have set her up on a …

By Jessie Pilewski
Jessie Pilewski Associate Director of the Center for Global Health
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SPOTLIGHT Rising Star: Rose León Alvarado, Clarity Through Interpreting

Rose León Alvarado is a rising junior originally from Honduras who is majoring in Neuroscience and minoring in Public Health and Chemistry. Once at Earlham, she signed up for typical pre-med classes and joined various organizations through the Center for …

By Jessie Pilewski
Jessie Pilewski Associate Director of the Center for Global Health
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SPOTLIGHT Alum: Shahed Sbeta, from MD to DPT

Shahed Sbeta was easily one of the most involved students in CGH programming during her tenure at Earlham. Even so, the career she was preparing for did not end up being the one she is currently pursuing. Shahed said, “In …

By Jessie Pilewski
Jessie Pilewski Associate Director of the Center for Global Health
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SPOTLIGHT Rising Star: Jenna Hoeh, Pre-PT Student

Jenna Hoeh is a rising senior and has participated in the Health Externship Program, through the Center for Global Health, for two semesters. She says her experiences in the classroom, especially learning from Adjunct Professor Jason Rusznak in exercise science …

By Jessie Pilewski
Jessie Pilewski Associate Director of the Center for Global Health
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SPOTLIGHT Alum: Sitashma Thapa

Upon stepping into an Uber at her home in Indianapolis, Earlham class of ’20 alum, Sitashma Thapa, was greeted with a rather jarring question from her driver: What do you consider to be true happiness? After initially feeling annoyed about …

By Corey Kundert
Corey Kundert Senior Career Coach
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SPOTLIGHT Alum: Vanessa Duran, DOT on the Horizon

Somehow it has already been a few years since Vanessa Duran, class of ’20, graced the CoLab with her effervescent positivity and generous nature. But the COVID years have also taken a toll on her post-Earlham program requirements. Currently in …

By Jessie Pilewski
Jessie Pilewski Associate Director of the Center for Global Health
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19 Jonathan Van Ness Quotes That’ll Inspire You to Take Care of Yourself

There’s great hair and there are great hairstylists. And at the intersection of the two sits Jonathan Van Ness, a veritable icon so uniquely fabulous that his initials are just as identifying as his full name. JVN may be known …

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The Muse
Expert advice to answer your career questions.
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SPOTLIGHT Community Partner: Jason Rusznak, MPT, ATC, Cert. MDT, Owner, Clinic Director

Jason Rusznak, MPT, ATC, Cert. MDT, Owner, Clinic Director

Jason Rusznak is the owner and clinic director of Cutting Edge Physical Therapy in Richmond, IN. Jason graduated from Case Western Reserve University with a Bachelor’s in Sports Medicine and Statistics …

By Jessie Pilewski
Jessie Pilewski Associate Director of the Center for Global Health
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