Ok! So, you want to go to college? How do you know if college is right for you? What do you need to do to go? We help explain the admissions process, debunk any misconceptions, and help you explore the successes and challenges of life after high school.

Our host, Liz Bolsoni, talks with thought leaders in and around higher education. From current students to college presidents, Liz dives deep on important issues.

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Kayla Ritter Rickels

Episode # 24

Education is For Everyone

Considering that Minnesota has one of the largest achievement gaps across socioeconomic, racial, and ethnic demographics, what needs to change so education is equitable for all people? In this episo... 

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Uzo Ngwu

Episode # 23

Turning Your Passion Into a Career

Is it possible to turn your passion into a career? In this episode, Uzo Ngwu shares about how being an artist and believing in herself has helped her find the confidence to achieve her goals to purs... 

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Marcus Flynn

Episode # 22

If You See It, You Can Be It: Supporting Black Youth

Markus Flynn talks about the value of representation in education, specifically with Black male educators, in the Minneapolis and St. Paul public school systems. Combined, these school systems serve... 

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The “Life After Now” podcast was developed by the Minnesota Office of Higher Education, whose mission is to support the pursuit and completion of a higher education credential by every Minnesotan, regardless of race, gender, or socio-economic status, in order to enhance our democracy.

Podcast Host Liz Bolsoni

Meet The Host

Thank you for listening. Feedback is welcome!

Liz Bolsoni moved to the US in 2008 and currently lives in South Minneapolis. She is majoring in Communication Studies at St. Catherine University where she works as an English writing and reading tutor. Liz is an adventure cyclist, style-enthusiast, five-time triathlete, and lover of art, among other things.

Her purpose is to study life through people, stories, memories, and experiences, questioning habits, reflecting upon the past, and moving courageously into the future: life after now.

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