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Akiera Gilbert

Human Services, BS
Social Impact Lab Alumni


Akiera Gilbert came to Northeastern University with the intention of being a doctor, but found her passion in human services. Her coursework took her deeper into social change, eventually growing to develop and present her research on one of America’s most overlooked crises. The activities Akiera engaged in as an undergraduate pushed her to gain skills earlier, allowing her to take on more responsibilities at work and therefore apply for higher-level positions, in areas of interest. Here is Akiera’s story…

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Akiera’s Path

“Although we are all working with organizations that have very different aims, we all connect our work and learn from one another’s experiences.”

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