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A UST video series that aims to inspire, encourage and urge students to “Be Your Bold Self”

Ailyn Carbajal

Heartbreak, Health and Healing

A cradle-Catholic, Ailyn Carbajal didn’t really own her faith until, after a tough breakup, she found no comfort until she encountered Christ! She talks with Isabel about how staying healthy can help our mental and spiritual health.

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Justo Garcia

Education, Passion and Social Service

Justo Garcia’s energy is unmatched. As the Admissions Counselor for the Kolbe School of Innovation and Professional Studies at UST, he talks about UST, working in social services how going to college is a family experience.

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Tchissola Silva

How to Move to a New Country

Tchissola Silva discusses her journey from Angola to UST to receive her Master’s in Diplomacy and Strategic Affairs, and adapting to the United States while still maintaining her own culture.

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Isabella Rivera

Navigating Nursing, Soccer and School

Isabella Rivera explains how she balances being a part of the soccer team, studying nursing, and working at a hospital. She also talks about maintaining her mental health in spite of a busy schedule.

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In this episode of BOLD, Ibrahim Akhtar talks about how investing is not limited to financial decisions but extends to personal relationships, education, and community, which is why he founded the UST Investment Club. As he faced obstacles in graduating, Ibrahim expanded his skill set to maximize his college experience, which fueled his passion for investments. Ibrahim provides insight into the Bloomberg Terminal in Welder Hall, which he used to build his financial understanding.

Success, Stocks, and Struggle

Ibrahim Akhtar, founder of the UST Investment Club, shares how investing is not limited to financial decisions but extends to personal relationships, education, and community. He explains what fueled his passion for investments.

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Calen Anderson_Kailee Mann

The Royal Treatment

Calen Anderson and Kailee Mann were selected as Mr. & Ms. UST ’22-23, students who exemplify the values of the University of St. Thomas, serve their community and standout as examples of character.

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Nathan Schafsnitz

Grit, Determination, and the Draw of Sacred Music

Nathan Schafsnitz, a UST Music major, finds joy in playing the organ. He shares the story of how he fell in love with sacred music at 11 years old and how it impacted his faith life.

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Christel Vallagomesa

Fake Names, Filipino Ceviche and Owning Your Culture

Christel Vallagomesa is a UST psychology major who was originally born in the Philippines. Host Isabel Garcia asks about her experience moving from the Philippines to the U.S. and embracing her culture.

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Gloria Bounds

Bound for Success

In this episode, we talk to Gloria Bounds, a two-time UST alumna and Manager in Corporate Community Relations for Centerpoint Energy. She shares her UST experience and how it prepared her for work.

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Margaret Edozie

The Balance of Work and Play

In this episode of BOLD, we talk to Margaret Edozie, a BioChem major who is SUPER INVOLVED! Isabel asks her about balancing extracurriculars and academics, and the importance of service.

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