Kathy Vizas ’79 is the founding member of Maverick Collective, an advocacy group that nurtures future social investors. In early 2017, Vizas completed a three-year pilot program for cervical cancer screening with Population Services International India, working in the state of Uttar Pradesh, in which more than 120,000 women were screened.
1. How did Bucknell shape your career?
Bucknell gave me the confidence to move comfortably in the world.
2. What class opened your eyes the most?
Religion. The professor gave me a C-minus on our first paper freshman year; he got my attention! Working with him I became a better writer and earned an A in the course.
3. What fun moment at Bucknell is the most memorable for you?
Not sure it’s one; the nights up on the Quad, watching the world go by on Route 15, and thinking about our place in the future.
4. If you could go back to college, what would you do differently?
I would do a semester abroad and take more languages. And I would stress out less! I would also worry less about my social life and try more activities on campus outside my comfort zone.
5. What lesson did you learn at Bucknell that you still carry with you?
That even when things are hard, with a little effort and discipline, I can figure them out. It’s all one step at a time.