Our Team

The Institute is made up of a diverse team of undergraduate and graduate students, faculty members and fellows. Our interdisciplinary program mirrors the structure and demands of a multidimensional world. Students who are studying engineering, communications, business, journalism, videography, web design, project management, and more work together on projects and research to solve challenges facing humanity. The Institute promotes layered mentoring. Undergraduate students work with other Institutes, Centers, graduate students, professors, social entrepreneurs and industry mentors throughout the course of their project.

Varsha Appaji

Undergraduate Research Analyst

Cullen Blanchfield

Undergraduate Creative Development Lead

Sam Borton

Undergraduate Research Analyst

Daniel Dewan

Undergraduate Web Developer

Taylor Grace

Undergraduate Project Manager

Shelby Lauren Griffith

Undergraduate Project Manager

Rachel Levitt

Graduate Program Lead for the Social Enterprise Program

Cambria Lewis

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Liam Lowsley-Williams

Undergraduate Web Developer

Mariana Midolo

Undergraduate Creative Designer

Mohammed Nije

Undergraduate Social Entrepreneur

Harshada Pednekar

Graduate Research Analyst

Madison Rodriguez

Undergraduate Research Analyst

Stephanie Rodriguez

Undergraduate Marketer

Manuela Murilo Sanchez

Undergraduate Program Manager

JuliaGrace Walker

Undergraduate Project Manager

Izzah Zaheer

Undergraduate Research Analyst

Scott Zuo

Undergraduate Research Analyst