Kravis Lab for Social Impact’s “Korner Office” is a spinoff of David Gelles’ “Corner Office” column in the New York Times’s Sunday Business section. The Korner Office includes snippets of conversations with changemakers and social entrepreneurs. This interview was conducted by Michaiah Young ’18 and column was written by Kravis Lab for Social Impact’s Media & Marketing Team Lead, Abby Parrish ‘23.

Currently, African smallholder farmers lose a large portion of their crop yields to Striga, which are among the world’s worst parasitic weeds. Instead of using toxic chemical herbicides, the Toothpick Project has developed and distributed nontoxic bioherbicides. The…


In celebration of Women’s History Month, International Women’s Day (Mar 8) and World Water Day (Mar 22), Kravis Lab for Social Impact is highlighting the work of Kravis Lab Director, Gemma Bulos. Prior to coming to CMC, Gemma founded three award-winning social impact ventures on three continents. This blog post features Gemma Bulos’ work with Global Women’s Water Initiative (GWWI), an organization training women in Sub-Saharan Africa to bring sustainable water and sanitation solutions to their villages. …


For Black History Month, the Korner Office is featuring Black changemakers and entrepreneurs who have turned small investments into big businesses.

This week’s Korner Office column highlights the Intercollegiate Department of Africana Studies and features Nikaya Manley ’19, who dual majored in Africana Studies and Government. Africana Studies, which is available through Pitzer College, Pomona College, and Scripps College, “offers a multidisciplinary curriculum that examines the experiences of African, African American, and Caribbean people from the liberal arts perspective.”

Did you know that you wanted to major in Africana Studies when you got to college? …


Combatting Media Misrepresentation One Comic at a Time

Kravis Lab for Social Impact’s “Korner Office” is a spinoff of David Gelles’ “Corner Office” column in the New York Times’s Sunday Business section. The Korner Office includes snippets of conversations with changemakers and social entrepreneurs. This column was written by Kravis Lab for Social Impact’s Media & Marketing Team Lead, Abby Parrish ‘23.

For Black History Month, the Korner Office is featuring Black changemakers and entrepreneurs who have turned small investments into big businesses.

While volunteering at a local elementary school, Tony Weaver mentored a young Black boy named Nazir. When Halloween was just around the corner, Weaver remembers asking Nazir if he was going to dress up as his favorite superhero. In response, Nazir said that he couldn’t because…


Kravis Lab for Social Impact’s “Korner Office” is a spinoff of David Gelles’ “Corner Office” column in the New York Times’s Sunday Business section. The Korner Office includes snippets of conversations with changemakers and social entrepreneurs. This column was written by Kravis Lab for Social Impact’s Media & Marketing Team Lead, Abby Parrish ‘23.

Starting his very own lawn mowing business in middle school, Liam Brennan-Burke, a senior Economics and International Relations dual major, has always been interested in entrepreneurship. Throughout his time at CMC, Brennan-Burke has turned to and capitalized on Kravis Lab for Social Impact’s program offerings to…


Kravis Lab for Social Impact’s “Korner Office” is a spinoff of David Gelles’ “Corner Office” column in the New York Times’s Sunday Business section. The Korner Office includes snippets of conversations with changemakers and social entrepreneurs.

Claremont McKenna has a plethora of resources for students to take full advantage of. The Dean of Students Office’s Success Consultants are no exception. Success Consultants are a diverse group of fourteen CMC sophomores, juniors, and seniors that develop academic, career, extracurricular, and wellness strategies to help fellow CMCers achieve the most out of their time in college and beyond.

On their website, each…


A Love Letter and Farewell to Our CMC Family,

CMC is not only a community of hardworking doers, but also of givers, and a place where we succeed as a family by lifting each other up. From First Year Guides, who donate countless hours of their summer and school year to welcome freshman to Camp Claremont to the countless clubs and affinity groups that make sure that every student feels supported on the rollercoaster that is college, CMC’s faculty, administration, and students all work together to make our campus feel like home.

This year Kravis Lab’s seniors Ellen Broaddus, Kendall…


December 6, 2018

Group picture with Anurag Gupta, CEO & Founder of Be More America

In my house, you don’t question adults. You listen and you agree. I think that worked just fine for me because I didn’t like to ask a lot of questions anyway.

But when we don’t ask questions, we don’t think. We aren’t wondering if there is something wrong or if there is something that can be improved. I didn’t question my mom until she started talking about things that I could do versus things that my brother could do. Tommy didn’t have to clean around the house. He was the boy. I couldn’t fix things because that’s…


November 22, 2018

Tony Weaver Jr., CEO of Weird Enough Productions, at explaining how he gets across his narrative.

When Pixar Animation Studios released Coco last Thanksgiving break, my mother and I shared a heartwarming experience. We went to the movies like your average American family for the first time in nearly a decade. My mother moved to the United States in 1992 after meeting my father, who was visiting her town in Mexico. She was seventeen then. When asked to reflect on the last three decades in the United States, she recalls a few moments where she has felt represented in the United States media. Most representations play on negative stereotypes and depict Latino men…


November 8, 2018

Leonard Medlock, CEO of Playback Worldwide, ponders how to begin to tell his story.

Kravis Lab hosted Leonard Medlock for the “Dinner with World Changers” series. The dinner brings students together to learn from some of the world’s most innovative social entrepreneurs. Leonard’s breadth of experience attracted a variety of students with different outlooks, majors, and interests which led to a robust conversation.

Leonard prefaced the discussion by describing his life journey from the end to beginning. Through this, he was able to show student’s the hidden and crucial stories behind each of his achievements. Leonard is currently the Chief Executive Office of Playback Worldwide, a company that aims to produce…

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