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Engaging in Grassroots Problem-Solving

A newer element of Northeastern’s research offerings is a series of “impact engines” and “accelerators,” which are cross-divisional projects dedicated to solving a broad range of specific societal problems—and one of them will call the Mills campus home. Professor of Business Practice Carrie Maultsby-Lute, MBA ’11, who also serves as the director of the Center

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Oaklander: Gwen Jackson Foster ’67

When Gwen Jackson Foster graduated from Mills in 1967, she returned to her hometown, Los Angeles. It took her four years to move back to Oakland. Her first job was with the Los Angeles County Department of Person­nel. “I was a psych major at Mills,” she says, “because I wanted to be a social worker:’

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Oaklander: Sarah Perrillat ’76

Sarah Perrilliat is one busy woman. She’s a designer, a poet, a speed walker, a world traveler, a volunteer, and—by the way—she works full time as a psychiatric social worker. After graduating from Mills in 1976, Sarah worked as a counselor for a com­munity-based mental health program. Two years after she started, she was the

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