Lunch with an Entrepreneur: Nicole Giusti, Global Health Corps, LifeNet International
Join us on April 11th for lunch with BC Alum Nicole Giusti, a Marketing and Communications Associate at LifeNet International and Communications Director at Acrobatics Circus Troupe in Uganda! After hearing about Nicole's experiences in marketing, business and sustainable healthcare, you will have the opportunity to network with Nicole and fellow students.
Lunch is provided by Shea Center for Entrepreneurship. Please register here to reserve a spot.
Nicole Giusti graduated from the Carroll School of Management in 2016 with a dual concentration in Marketing and Information Systems and a minor in Applied Psychology and Human Development from the Lynch School of Education. While in college, Nicole helped to start a club called CHAARG (Changing Health Attitudes and Actions to Recreate Girls) that promotes a healthy lifestyle and positive body image in college-aged women. Nicole was also highly involved in BC athletics, first as a cheerleader and later as an emcee at hockey and basketball games.
After graduation, Nicole joined PatientsLikeMe (PLM), a Boston-based company that empowers patients by providing them with digital tools for knowledge sharing. Nicole focused on creating programs to build user engagement and retention. She successfully launched an Ambassador program to engage over 6,000 of PLM’s most active users.
In May 2017, Nicole was accepted to Global Health Corps, a leadership development program focused on global health equity. As part of the program, she moved to Kampala, Uganda in July 2017 as the Marketing and Communications Associate at LifeNet International, a non-governmental organization dedicated to transforming healthcare in sub-Saharan Africa. In her role, Nicole tells LifeNet’s story using photos, eye-catching graphics, patient profiles and persuasive writing. Nicole also manages all of LifeNet’s social media profiles and was able to grow their following across all of their platforms.
While in Uganda, Nicole became connected with Acrobatics Circus Troupe (ACT), a community-based organization in Katwe, the largest slum in Kampala, Uganda. ACT uses acrobatics to empower the children in Katwe and keep them away from the drugs, alcohol and violence that are prevalent in the community. Pulling from her years as a cheerleader, Nicole coached a team of nine to sixteen year-old boys and also became ACT’s Communications Director. In her one year the organization grew rapidly—athletes were given opportunities to travel outside Uganda, international donors took notice of their work and they launched a website.
Thursday, April 11 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Cushing Hall, 208
Cushing Hall, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467