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FALL 2017

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51 FALL 2017 Kelsie Smithson is a woman on the move, working as a project manager for several clients while giving back to both her community and her alma mater. Lately she is channeling her energy into developing community partnerships, using data to catalyze civic action and empowering young girls to harness their talents into leadership. As a social worker for clients includ- ing Human Momentum, the Greater Louisville Project and Louisville Girls Leadership, Smithson feels she is truly able to make a difference in the lives of everyday people — an aspiration she adopted during her time at the Kent School of Social Work. "My time at UofL fueled a career full of purpose and impact, and I know I'm not the only one," Smithson said. "I give back to UofL to ensure that other stu- dents will be able to have access to the same resources that I did." In addition to financial support, Smith- son stays connected with UofL through her volunteer work with the Kent School of Social Work Alumni Council. KELSIE SMITHSON, 12K donor spotlight

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