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Katie Guidera
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Duke University
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Bio

Katie Guidera is a senior at Duke University studying Global Mental Health through Duke's Program II major. She is particularly interested in the intersections between global health, social entrepreneurship, and human rights. She is a co-founder of One Sun Health, an organization which works in rural HaMakuya, South Africa to create pathways of change through peer-led malaria education and social enterprise initiatives such as a local mosquito bed net business. At Duke, Katie serves as the president of ChangeEducate, a non-profit organization seeking to educate middle- and high-school students about poverty and inspire social entrepreneurship projects around the country through a classroom curriculum. She is also very involved with research at the Duke Global Health Institute, where she focuses on issues including HIV/AIDS, drug addiction, and severe mental illness in Durham and in Cape Town, South Africa. In the future, Katie hopes to continue to work at the intersection public health and social entrepreneurship.