What are your responsibilities at the Keller Center?

I support three of the Keller Center programs: the summer eLab Accelerator, the academic year eLab Incubator, and the Tiger Challenge program.  I also manage the Keller Center’s Student Project Funding, providing support to students pursuing research and development projects in STEM fields with a special focus on entrepreneurship and design thinking.

Students are welcome to schedule an office hours appointment - I would love to chat!

What do you appreciate most about the Keller Center?

I truly appreciate the passion of the staff, faculty, and students at the Keller Center. It’s inspiring to see staff and faculty so dedicated to helping students find their niche in the entrepreneurial landscape, and it’s equally as inspiring to watch students learning about themselves and growing as people. Students can be successful here whether they come in with a well-formed idea for a start-up or come in wondering how they might fit into this very diverse space. A passion for discovery – that is what I appreciate, take home, and learn from.

What advice would you have for students about getting involved at the Keller Center?

I would advise that every student, regardless of year or major, take a moment to learn about the Keller Center and what it offers. We aren’t just one thing for one type of student – our programs and courses and talks are advantageous for everyone, and our community is wonderfully supportive. Also, be sure to sign up to receive the Keller Center newsletter!