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In the News: Fail Better: Kierstan Carter

A new series titled “Fail Better” showcases Washington University faculty, staff and students who have failed big, sometimes in very public, humiliating ways. And yet, their so-called failure has brought surprising rewards. The latest interview in the series profiles Gephardt Institute Civic Scholar Kierstan Carter, who wanted to change St. Louis by connecting high school students with community leaders. But when that idea flopped, Kierstan moved on to Plan B: changing herself.

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