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How an Educator Became an Advocate for Medical Cannabis

Kelly Goldberg first learned about the healing power of medical cannabis after experiencing back pain in her early 20s. Goldberg, who lives in Deerfield, Illinois, played varsity softball in high school. When she was a graduate student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, she began feeling the physical after-effects from her years as a […]

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A Mother Channels Her Grief by Helping Others as a Health and Wellness Coach

For decades, Valerie Pallotta’s passion has revolved around holistic and integrative health. An aromatherapist since 1994, she has pursued complementary and alternative healing methods and completed healing touch and energy medicine coursework. But she feels like she’s just getting started on putting her passion into practice. In fall 2019, she enrolled in UVM’s Integrative Health and […]

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Brewery Finances: How to Boost Cash Flow

Audra Gaiziunas remembers taking a beer tasting trip to the Pacific Northwest and researching how breweries cost out beer. “Almost 9 out of 10 couldn’t tell me how much one bottle or one pint of beer cost,” she says. “It opened my eyes, and I realized that maybe we’re not thinking about this on a […]

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Complex Systems Graduate Certificate Helps Students Learn the Art and Science of Data 

As an engineering manager at Google’s Open Source Programs Office in Seattle, Amanda Casari thrives on leading a team, working with the research community, and strengthening open-source communities’ ability to make data-informed decisions. Casari, who graduated from UVM in 2011 with a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, was one of the first students to […]

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A Former Advertising Professional Reinvents Herself to Become an End-of-Life Doula

Peg Ehrlinger worked in advertising for 25 years before making a significant career shift. At the age of 47, soon after the 2008 Great Recession hit, she returned to school to become a physical therapy assistant. After earning her degree, she went on to work in various care settings, including assisted living, skilled nursing facilities, […]

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Susan Hewlings Builds a Solid Foundation in the Science and Medicine of Cannabis

Science sparked Susan Hewlings’ interest in cannabis. Hewlings, PhD, RN, is a scientist and consultant in the dietary supplement, CBD, and cannabis industries. Ten years ago, when friends who were opening dispensaries and seeking her advice and recommendations, she began exploring the science of it all. “It’s evolved over the years,” says Hewlings, who is […]

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Exploring Complex Systems in a Complicated, Data-Driven World

When Professor Peter Dodds describes complex systems and data science, he talks about giving students the skills they need to solve problems and help the world. Dodds, who arrived at UVM’s College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences (CEMS) in 2006, helped develop the Vermont Complex Systems Center within UVM, a post-disciplinary team of faculty and […]

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Psychologist Explores the Mental Health Benefits of Cannabis

Vicki Anderson, a licensed clinical psychologist from Newbury, New Hampshire, wants to take a deeper dive into the mental health benefits of cannabis. Anderson completed in UVM’s Cannabis Science and Medicine Professional Certificate last year. She returned to UVM in 2020 for the UVM Cannabis Plant Biology Professional Certificate, an eight-week online program that covers cannabis […]

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UVM Program Helps Digital Marketing Professional Succeed in Her New Job

Hannah Normandeau felt confident about her social media marketing skills. But when it came to paid search, analytics, and SEO, she wasn’t as comfortable. The Waterbury,  Vermont resident decided to enroll in the UVM Digital Marketing Fundamentals Professional Certificate, an online, eight-week, digital marketing certificate program that covers everything from SEO to web analytics to […]

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In Colorado, a Doula Guides Horses at Life’s End

Karen Koehler is no stranger to the animal world. Based in Erie, Colorado, Koehler has an animal practice, Equine Spirit, LLC, which incorporates touch skills, trauma resolution support, and reiki, and provides euthanasia support and assistance to create meaningful ceremony.  For 13 years, she has also volunteered at Colorado Horse Rescue, where besides the usual […]

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