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Carli Zegers

"Who better than you?" Carli Zegers, assistant professor at KU School of Nursing and the first in her family to go to college, shares a question that a mentor once asked her and talks about how it continues to drive her journey in this video interview.

Carli Zegers stands on a sidewalk, holding a phone

Before Carli Zegers became a faculty member at KU School of Nursing, before she earned advanced degrees in business and nursing and led research efforts focused on health literacy and barriers to care, she was a student navigating higher education as the first in her family to attend college. In this video, Dr. Zegers discusses some of the challenges that first-generation students face and the unique perspectives and talents they bring to our community and the professions they pursue.

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