Marlee Speizman


What year are you?



Boca Raton

High School: 

Spanish river community high school



Minor (in addition to Innovation): 

Communication Studies

What is the one innovation you can’t live without?

“Tapingo! I never have to wait in line to get my coffee fix! I use this app everyday and get all my favorite foods without the wait so I can make it in time for class.”

It is 2 p.m. Saturday. Where are you, and what are you doing?

“Floating down ginnie springs with my friends.”

What are your goals at UF?

“To attend every football game of my undergraduate years and become a double gator by attending UF law school after I graduate.”

What innovative projects are you currently working on or want to work on?

“I want to continue working on my catalyst project from summer ’16 because it won the judges choice award and has major potential.”

Why did you choose to attend IA? How has it enhanced your college experience so far?

“IA changed my life and gave me a small family community experience on a huge college campus where most students tend to feel overwhelmed and lonely.”

What are you involved in here on campus? (Clubs, organizations, hobbies, interests)
  • Volunteer at Baby Gator Pre School
  • New Member Educator at the Alpha Epsilon Phi Sorority
  • I facetime my dog Simba everyday
  • I live for the beach and love spending time in the sun
What is one piece of advice you would give to incoming IA freshmen?

“Get involved! Use your Fall semester to make new friends, join organizations, and make connections with your peers.”

How do you plan to spend your fall semester(s)?

“Interning with the Innovation Academy and serving on the executive board of my sorority, Alpha Epsilon Phi.”

How have you contributed positively to the Gainesville community?

Participating in all greek service day by cleaning up pollution around Alachua county, raising money for Dance Marathon and the children’s miracle network, and volunteering at Baby Gator pre-school to help out students and teachers.

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