October 25, 2017
Reminder: K-State alumna to present 'Advocating for Gender Equity, Peace and Sustainable Development' today
Summer Lewis is returning to her alma mater to give the talk "Advocating for Gender Equity, Peace and Sustainable Development: Notes From a Wildcat in the Field" at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25, in 13 Leasure Hall. This presentation is open to all.
As an undergraduate studying sociology, Spanish and women's studies at K-State, Lewis was drawn to social movements, fair trade ideals and community development projects abroad. She was passionate about her studies, but wondered if and how they would pay off in the "real world." Fifteen years later, Lewis has gone on to travel, work and study around the globe, building a successful career in international development across various sectors: from the field, to the classroom, to her own consulting firm.
During her talk, Lewis will reflect on her academic and professional journey — weaving together stories from her work in economic development, gender equity, and peace and conflict resolution — and offering advice to those looking to make a positive impact in the world.