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Johns Hopkins: Alumna Featured in Forbes Q&A on Entrepreneurship and Innovation Hubs

Ms. Michelle Geiss, an alumna of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, was recently featured in a Forbes column about entrepreneurship. Ms. Geiss, who received her MPH from the Bloomberg School in 2012, is the co-founder and executive director of Impact Hub Baltimore, a workspace-centered network of entrepreneurs, innovators and professionals.

In the Q&A, Ms. Geiss notes, “In the first half of my career, I worked on large-scale global health initiatives, and saw how they could be influenced by people on the ground. One of my public health heroes, D.A. Henderson, led the effort to eradicate smallpox. He spoke about how key innovations often came from community workers or kids in a remote village.”

Mr. Alex Reihm, director of the Social Innovation Lab at Johns Hopkins University, also participated in the Forbes Q&A.

The writer of the Forbes piece, Mr. Chaka Booker, is a managing director for The Broad Center, a national nonprofit founded by billionaire philanthropist Eli Broad.

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